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McMaster’s lockdown research directives took effect on Monday, December 21, 2020 and will remain in place until at least January 23, 2021.

In essence, we’ve returned to Phase 1, with specific modifications noted below.

Researchers must now adhere to the following research directives:

Updated from Phase 2 On-Campus Research:

  • Training of Research Personnel is limited to only that which maintains physical distancing of greater than 2m (Category 1);
  • Involvement of In-Person Human Participants (Categories 1 – 4) is suspended;
  • Consultation with External Research Partners is no longer permitted on campus.

NOTE: Contractors involved in the repair and maintenance of research equipment are permitted on campus.

Updated from Phase 2 Fieldwork Activity:

  • Training of Research Personnel is limited to only that which maintains physical distancing of greater than 2m (Category 1);
  • Involvement of In-Person Human Participants is suspended;
  • In-person Consultation with External Research Partners is no longer permitted.

NOTE: The provincial government has stated that travel outside one’s region should be limited to only essential purposes. Please be mindful of the local protocols and restrictions of the region in which you’re conducting your fieldwork. 

If your research takes place at a hospital site or McMaster Innovation Park, you must also adhere to site-specific SOPs and protocols.

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