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Psychology Research Restart

Psychology Research Restart

Stanford University is currently in Phase 2 of re-opening campus. Only essential and authorized researchers should be on campus. All work that can be done remotely and/or from home should continue to be done so.

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.

As of June 16, 2021, ORMS will be retired. Health Check will still be required.

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, be entered into ORMS, and comply with testing, training, and other requirements.
  • Human subjects are either Stanford affiliates who are authorized (and registered in ORMS) to be on the same campus as the research being conducted, or community members that are not in a group at increased risk for severe COVID infection.
  • 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.