[visionlist] covid and data collection
tboult at vast.uccs.edu
Fri Oct 16 10:30:49 -04 2020
100% risk reduction means no experiments. But HSR is always balancing
risks vs value of experiment.
Yes cleaning is critical. We do our own temperature check and
questioner. In addition to chemical cleaning and pad replacements, we
are using UV lights over the whole area to further enhance cleaning.
Maybe more important is how the experimenter interacts. We use both
masks and a plastic face shield, and all physical contact with subjects
uses single-use gloves.
On 10/16/2020 2:27 AM, Joe MacInnes wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Just curious how everyone is dealing with data collection during this
> new wave of covid cases. I've managed to postpone most data
> collection until now, but I'm starting to feel the crunch on a couple
> of projects (including a revise and resubmit insisting on extra data).
> I have seen guidelines on how to minimize risk, but is there really a
> safe pathway for data collection at the moment? Our university is
> still open but requires temperature checks at the entrance and masks
> at all times. I have gauze for the headrest and cleaning material for
> the experiment room after every subject. I can additionally wait 45
> minutes between subjects.
> Even with all these measures, I still feel like the only 100% solution
> is to postpone. Thoughts? advice?
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