Psychology Research Restart

Stanford University is currently in Phase 3 of re-opening campus. Some research and essential activities are happening on-campus. Faculty, staff, postdocs, and students who can work remotely are asked to continue doing so until school/unit leaders determine that return to on-site work is needed.

Stanford's Research Recovery Handbook details what types of IRB-approved, in-person, non-clinical human subjects research in the Psychology department may resume at this time.

On-campus research in Building 420 may proceed if the following criteria are met:

  • PIs have submitted Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documentation that conforms with all University requirements and is approved by the Psychology department.
  • Researchers must be knowledgeable of both departmental and lab-specific SOPs, have received prior departmental approval before working on campus, and comply with testing, training, and other requirements.
  • Researchers must maintain accurate calendars and records of sessions to aid in contact tracing.
  • Compliance, SOPs, and scheduling are routinely monitored and deviations or infractions are immediately reported.
  • Both subjects and researchers are willing participants, not influenced by supervisory relationships, and in compliance with IRB procedures.

Faculty, staff, and students may click here to access how-to information about department research restart protocols (note: SUNET ID is required).


Please visit Stanford's Cardinal Recovery and Health Alerts websites for comprehensive information regarding a safe and phased return to campus.