Coronavirus information

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.


Human Subjects Research and COVID-19

This section provides the university's guidance to UAA researchers due to COVID-19. The UAA IRB and ORIC continue to operate during normal business hours, working remotely during the hunker down period.  

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance published the following memo on March 23rd: COVID-19 Guidance on Human Subjects Research

Given remote-work procedures and social distancing concerns, many investigators will be interacting with study participants and accessing study data differently. Depending on the specifics of your protocols, different kinds of updates to your protocols may be necessary. To ease administrative burden, the IRB/ORIC have crafted a new modification request form focused on data management during the health crisis. For proposed changes to data management protocols, please submit just the new form and no other documents will be needed to begin the review.

Any other modifications must be made following standard procedures to request modifications to approved protocols, such as to accommodate social distancing with research participants.

The new form can be found on IRBNet in the Forms and Templates Library for UAA researchers: 2.2 Forms: COVID-19 Pandemic Data Access change request form.

Future updates will be posted here as needed.