COVID-19 Research Guidance

Visit the University Stay Safe webpage for the most updated COVID-19 information.

Visiting Scholars Guidance

As part of the numerous health and safety precaution efforts undertaken by Syracuse University since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, University researchers and administrators seeking to host a visiting scholar must complete a Visiting Scholar Request. Visiting scholars are those who are coming to Syracuse University campus from outside of the Central New York region for the purpose of long-term academic research, and will remain on campus for longer than one week. Please visit the Visiting Scholar Request Guidance webpage for more information.

Human Subjects Research

***Updated August 15, 2022

Based on the current Syracuse University Fall 2022 Public Health Guidelines, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Office of Research have determined researchers conducting face-to-face research are no longer required to submit a return to face-to-face research plan. In addition, approved plans are no longer required to be followed. All in-person interactions, including those with research participants, are required to follow current Syracuse University guidelines.

If you will be updating procedures currently approved in your approved IRB protocol, please submit a completed IRB Amendment Request Form to to update your protocol.

As noted in the COVID-19 Update: Public Health Protocols for Summer 2022, travel for University purposes initiating on or after May 23, 2022 may freely resume, subject to usual approval processes. Therefore, the interim travel safety policy prohibiting non-essential international travel will cease. International travel for University purposes no longer requires completion of an application for Approval for Essential International Research Travel.

Travelers should review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for international travelers prior to any travel.

Please be reminded that any student, faculty or staff member who is traveling on University business must register with the University’s travel registry. Questions may be directed to Seth Tucker in the Office of Global Safety and Support at or 315.443.1968.