Supporting the research activities of faculty and students remains part of the core mission of NU-Q. Research office activities will continue remotely when the Fall semester resumes:

  • For faculty, this will include events such as the Research Colloquia and Research Skills Workshops.
  • For students, this will include Student Research Week and Research wa Karak.

Research Manager Liz Lance remains available for remote consulting on grant proposals, grant administration, IRB matters, and general research questions. You can make an appointment with her via Microsoft Bookings.

Research Team Gatherings

Any gathering of a team of people engaged in a research project, whether a group of students, faculty members, or collaborators from other entities, is subject to the same guidance on meetings, events, and visitors outlined elsewhere on this website.

Human Subjects Research

Per guidance from the Northwestern University Office of Research, all human subjects research that involves meeting with participants must be performed remotely whenever possible. Research visits that cannot be performed remotely and are not essential to the participant’s health, clinical care, and/or well-being should be postponed.

Per guidance from the Georgetown IRB, you can continue to engage in any research-related activities (e.g., recruitment, consent, data collection) that do not require in-person interaction. If you already have IRB approval to conduct these types of activities, then there is no need for any further action. If you need to make changes to your research to move interactions with participants from in-person to online, please submit a modification through the eIRB system available here. You need to file this modification prior to beginning the new data collection method.

For specific questions relating to IRB practices and procedures, please email

All NU-Q researchers (faculty, staff, and students) must abide by the laws and guidance of the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Public Health regarding gatherings of people and physical distancing. These are subject to change with little notice, and it is the responsibility of the researcher to be aware of and follow those guidelines.