Before coming to campus, be sure to be vaccinated or be tested.
Hunter College Schools
Hunter College will follow the overall guidance of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CUNY.
Hunter College shall follow the approved safety plan for all on-campus activities.
For Off-Campus Research, researchers shall follow the guidelines issued by the external entity.
Human subject research may resume following CUNY, state and federal Guidance.
Researchers who collect and store protected health information (PHI) should develop procedures that protect the confidentiality of PHI when it is transferred, received, handled, shared or stored using remote data collection platforms or solutions per the Acceptable Use of University Data in the Cloud Policy.
For studies of data access and analysis covered by data use agreements (DUA), PIs may need to request modification if a different platform is required beyond that covered by the DUA. They should contact the Agreements Point Person at the college. If the DUA involves human subjects and the protocol requires modification, the IRB modification should be submitted via Ideate.
Researchers should follow CUNY travel guidance on the CUNY Coronavirus portal. For guidance on reimbursement from federally-funded travel – see appropriate links or contact your Program Director.
Researchers can continue to pursue potential commercial applications (both COVID and non-COVID inventions) during this time by filing invention disclosures, seeking intellectual property protection, establishing contact with companies, writing SBIR proposals and other related work. Researchers can contact CUNY’s Technology Commercialization Office for additional information.
Critical and essential research on the campuses requires support for faculty developing and submitting proposals, and for their ongoing management of sponsored programs. Financial management of sponsored program support services have been provided remotely without disruption since New York State PAUSE went into effect. Investigators are asked to:
Hunter College hosts clinics, such as the Speech and Language Clinic (at Brookdale) and the Education Literacy Lab (at 68th Street), which both serve visiting clientele. These clinics will need to file a Safety Plan and follow the general guidelines.
Investigators who have research that takes place off campus can use the following process: Complete this Off-Campus Human Subjects Research Application and route it to Elizabeth Cohn, Associate Provost for Research. The investigator and team will be required to follow the Guidelines for Hunter or the host institution, whichever is stricter. Hunter faculty will be responsible for following all protocols and procedures of the host facility. If the Hunter plan is more conservative on issues like face coverings or distancing, we will follow the Hunter Guidance.
Plans for a research “pause” or for the necessity of a repeat of the ramp down will be submitted as part of the IRB application. Researchers should be prepared to adjust to a remote environment for the study as part of the approach/methods section.
All research engagement, whether funded or not, requires compliance with federal regulations, guidelines and University policies.