Research Relaunch Process Guide


This Research Relaunch Process Guide provides direction on how on-campus and field research activity can resume in phases at MRU, it is to be implemented when circumstances related to COVID-19 in Alberta will allow the gradual lifting of activity restrictions. The intent is for the processes outlined here to be sufficiently general so that they can be followed throughout the coming months, within the evolving stages of lifting activity restrictions by Alberta’s Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health (ACMOH).

Research that can be carried out remotely should continue in this manner wherever possible. This includes activities that do not require access to on-campus resources or working in the field. Research of this nature may continue without following the processes outlined in this Guide.

Effective August 24th, 2020, applications to resume research activities through access to on-campus facilities have been integrated into the MRU People Plan processes. If you require access to on-campus facilities complete the Application for Ongoing Campus Access or the One-Off Request for Coming to Campus form.

Applications to resume field research activity shall continue to be reviewed through an Application to Initiate or Resume Research (Field Work). NOTE: this does not include field activities that require face to face interactions with research participants (i.e. face to face interviews, focus groups etc.) Please review the below Process guidelines for additional information.

Please contact Melissa Deane if you have any questions or require additional information.