Notice: COVID-19 resources, information and plans for current and upcoming academic terms. Learn more.

COVID-19 and Research

The University has designed a four-phase back to research plan that started on May 4th. The plan focuses on three core areas of research, including lab/studio work, field research, and research involving contact with human participants. The phased approach to returning to research activities will be closely monitored in relation to the Government of Saskatchewan’s future COVID-19 public announcements, and dates will be adjusted accordingly.

The University is now in Phase 3 of the Return to Research Plan. Phase 3 builds upon Phases 1 and 2 (refer to Appendices B and C). And, it represents a substantial change as Phase 3 moves to off-campus research and begins to consider non-U of R (community members) coming onto campus for research activities. As restrictions are still in place for Phase 3, all activities within the three core areas of research (lab/studio work, field research, and research involving contact with human participants) require the approval of the Vice-President (Research) before proceeding. Please note that the form is not necessary for any work which can be done remotely, with no data collection or analysis in person or in the field.

 

Return to Research Plan

Return to Research Plan (UPDATE)

Two satisfaction surveys have been issued in July and November of 2020.  A report comparing the most important results is available below:

Return to Research Plan Summary Report.

Applications for risk assessment

A new email has been established to track risk assessments more easily. Please use research.risk@uregina.ca for submission of forms and all enquiries. Complete the Research Risk Assessment in Support of Research Continuity Form (UPDATE) and submit to the Research Office (Research.Risk@uregina.ca). Forms from Engineering should be sent to Lauren.Bradshaw@uregina.ca. If the request is for student research, their supervisor should complete the form and submit on the student’s behalf. Researchers should also complete a schedule indicating when research personnel are in the lab. The following template can be used. (Sample Schedule Spreadsheet) File

Amendments

If your project was previously approved, but you want to add students, add/change locations, or amend the original time frame, please use the Amendment Form. Completed forms should be sent to Research.Risk@uregina.ca for review, with the exception of applications from faculty in Engineering and Applied Sciences. Forms from Engineering should be sent to Lauren.Bradshaw@uregina.ca.

Helpful tips for your submission

The Research Office will distribute the form to the Research Risk Assessment Committee and the Dean, and will do a compliance review of the project. A final decision on whether the project can proceed will come from the Vice-President (Research).

The Committee will deliberate and provide a recommendation to the Dean. The recommendation could
include any conditions and/or protective measures to be followed. Faculty members are advised to follow the
Research Safety COVID 19 Guidelines

Students should consider whether taking part in the proposed research activity exposes them to an acceptable level of risk for their personal circumstances. All students who agree to participate need to sign the Research Personnel Acknowledgment Form and provide a copy to their supervisor.

FAQ's for Researchers and Graduate Students

Canada Research Continuity Emergency Funds at the University of Regina

COVID-19 Resources Canada

Risk Assessment Committee meetings and deadlines: 

Deadline for Submission Committee Meeting Expected Decision
Monday, March 8, 2021 Thursday, March 11, 2021 March 25, 2021
Monday, March 15, 2021 Thursday, March 18, 2021 April 1, 2021
Monday March 22, 2021 Thursday, March 25, 2021 April 8, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021 Thursday, April 1, 2021 April 15, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021 Thursday, April 8 2021 April 22, 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021 Thursday, April 15, 2021 April 29, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021 Thursday, April 22, 2021 May 6, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021 Thursday, April 29, 2021 May 13, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021 Thursday, May 6, 2021 May 20, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021 Thursday, May 13, 2021 May 27, 2021
Monday, May 17, 2021 Thursday, May 20, 2021 June 3, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021 Thursday, May 27, 2021 June 10, 2021
Monday, May 31, 2021 Thursday, June 3, 2021 June 17, 2021