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Guidance on the fall resumption of on-site research.

Research Guidance for Fall 2020 Research Guidance for Fall 2020 Matrix

Clinical Trial/Research at HSC

Update as of 11/17/2020: Please be advised that the WVU Center for Clinical Trials is asking their researchers to re-evaluate the need for face to face human subjects work at this time. The Research Office is extending that request for PI re-evaluation to all of our human subjects researchers. Any questions can be directed to the WVU Research Office.

Additional Recommendations for HSC Clinical Trial Research (Memo)

Additional Recommendations for Health Sciences Center Clinical Research to WVU Health Science Center Clinical Research Investigators and Coordinators from Sally L. Hodder MD, Assoc. Vice President, Clinical and Translational Research, West Virginia University HSC.

Clinical Trial/Research Re-opening

Non-HSC Human Subject Research

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for non-HSC, Face-to-Face (in-person) Human Subjects Research with COVID-19 Impacts. Face-to-Face human subjects research being conducted on the HSC campus should follow the May 8 memo

Non-HSC Human Subject Research

This page was formally for Non-HSC Human Subject Research: On Campus only but now combines on and off campus guidelines

Field Research

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Field Research with COVID-19 Impacts

Field Research SOP

Travel for Data Collection

This policy is only relevant to travel associated with data collection for research and scholarship. See additional university guidance for travel in general. A request to travel for data collection will only be considered if all travelers agree to comply with the terms and conditions which includes a five day hiatus before returning to campus for any out of state travel as per WVU guidance as May 26, 2020.

Travel for Data Collection

Charging Salaries to External Funding Sources (COVID-19)

WVU Policy and Guidance on how to charge salaries can be found on the documents below.

WVU Policy on Charging and Documentation of Personnel Costs on Sponsored Awards
Salaries with COVID-19 Guideline (Updated October 2020)


As part of the plan to return to research on campus, the Research Office, in conjunction with leadership from each College, have developed a procedure for allowing certain faculty, staff, and students to access laboratories and spaces on campus. The pledges below are for those returning to campus with a willingness to abide by those procedures.

Principal Investigator (Supervisor) Pledge

For Reference Purposes Only (not currently for mandated use)

Printable Signs

Download and print signs for posting guidelines in your building.