COVID-related FAQs for research activities and processes
Our top priority remains the health and safety of our entire community. We continue to closely follow the directives of public health agencies and the government.
Below are answers to frequently asked questions for researchers. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available. Information for graduate students can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website.
For other general questions on Concordia’s COVID-19 response, please visit Concordia's COVID-19 website.
Ethics & compliance
In-person research with humans will no longer need approval of the Central Committee unless it involves chapter 9 of the TCPS (research with Indigenous communities). The existing form and process are retained in those cases.
Field research activities will no longer require approval, with the exception of international field research for which the Field Research process will be retained with the Faculty associate dean, research reviewing requests with a copy sent to the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies.
International travel for conferences and workshops does not require approval.
The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) is a temporary tri-council program established to help the research enterprise at Canadian universities and health research institutions that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding under this program is specifically provided to support non-governmental sources of research funding.