Field Work

(not including human research projects)

  • All field work must have a safety plan on file with the cognizant dean that includes Covid safety protocols.  If human subjects work is included, field work must be approved by the cognizant IRB with a plan that includes safety protocols. If a plan has already been approved for a specific field site, no new plan needs to be submitted.
  • CDC recommendations must be followed when interacting with research participants in field settings (e.g. PPE, social distancing, etc.).
  • As we all work towards resuming research, scholarly/creative work in physical settings again, we encourage all researchers to get vaccinated. If you have questions or concerns regarding vaccination, please visit: https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org. UNM is also asking that students, staff, and faculty voluntarily report their vaccination status.
  • Travel – researchers participating in field research must follow UNM and CDC guidelines for travel.