Due to the special circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic students conducting projects that use human participants should include any potential for exposure to COVID-19 as a potential risk if participating in the study and how the student researcher is going to mitigate that risk. Examples of such mitigations include (but are not limited to):
- Consider virtual or online options and avoid in-person projects.
- Requiring all participants to wear a face covering and maintain 6 feet social distance while participating in the study.
- Requiring participants to wash their hands before and after participating in the study.
- Disinfecting materials being used by participants.