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Remote Human-Subject and Community-Based Research

Meeting the Challenges of Community-Based and Human Subjects Research in the Remote Mode

In early October 2020, UMass Boston faculty and graduate students were invited to join the Remote Research Sub-Committee of the campus Research Committee for a deep dive into the practical and professional, personal and existential aspects of trying to do community-based and other human subjects research in the remote mode.  The resulting "Remote Research Symposium" generated helpful conversations, networking, suggestions and resource recommendations, all of which inspired the creation of this guide. 

The guide is organized around the topics of the three breakout sessions at the symposium:

  1. Research Guidance and Scholarship
  2. Remote Research Resources
  3. Work-Life Balance

The menu on the left offers a link to each of these sections; we hope you find them useful as you navigate the challenges of managing community-based and human subjects research in the remote mode.

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