Resources for Remote/Virtual Research

The URCC hopes that this collection of resources, which will be updated as more are identified, will spur ideas and provide remote research tools for undergraduates and their faculty mentors.

Resource Name Resource Notes Resource Poster: Your Name, Department, Role
Council on Undergraduate Research Webinar: Virtual Undergraduate Research in Action Virtual Undergraduate Research in Action, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and the National Science Foundation (available free through May 31, 2020). Contact for more information.) Peers at other institutions describe programs, tools, and projects they have used to support remote undergraduate researchers. URCC, Margaret Lynch
Brandeis Library Remote Resources Remote Resources for Brandeis Library Users
Brandeis Library Subject Liaisons Instruction and support to use technology and Library resources applicable to your project
Brandeis Center for Teaching and Learning A plethora of resources, including a collaborative document
Doing Fieldwork in a Pandemic Thirty-Nine pages of resources compiled by the community for refashioning field-based research for online platforms. Includes many topics, including Doing Online Interviews, Using Facebook Groups, Digital Methods and Quali-Quant analysis, Using Podcasts to Study Culture, Arts-based Project Combined with Skype Interviews, Digital Mapping and Geospatial Technologies, and more. Citation: Lupton, D. (editor) (2020) Doing fieldwork in a pandemic (crowd-sourced document). Available at: URCC
Creating and Supporting Remote Research (North Carolina State) Ideas for Students and Ideas for Mentors lists general tips. URCC
Human Research Protection Program Contains guidelines for allowable human participants research and links to IRB Modification Request Forms and a COVID-19 Policy Exemption Request Form. URCC
Human Research Protection Program - Student Researchers FAQs for Student Researchers URCC
Skills acquisition through LinkedIn Learning Includes courses such as Excel Statistics, Psychology of Adaptation, Learning R, Python for Data Science, Adobe Animate, Voice-Over for Video and Animation, and more. URCC
Technical Resources to Support Remote Research (Penn State University) This wide-ranging collection of resources contains information for faculty such as Guidances for Remote Teaching or Research from Home, Performing Teaching Demonstrations in University Labs or Shops, Fieldwork, and URCC
Which studies may continue? (guidelines for Harvard University) Clarifies that conducting physical laboratory experiments at home is dangerous, hazardous, and prohibited. URCC
Library workshops We’ll be offering online workshops this summer. You can also request a workshop for a group if there’s a topic you’d like covered. Laura Hibbler, Library
Brandeis Science Communication Lab (SciComm Lab) ***Open for virtual appointments all summer.*** The SciComm Lab offers individual coaching, targeted workshops, and a range of initiatives to support the Brandeis scientific community with the skills they need to communicate the rationale, process and results of their incredible science to any audience in written, spoken or visual form. Anique Olivier-Mason, Division of Science
Remote Work Survival Kit The Remote Work Survival Kit is a crowdsourced document, created in response to the COVID19 Coronavirus, to help those who are trying to: 1. Implement remote working in their organization. 2. Set themselves up to work from home. 3. Protect their business, their staff and teams from effects of this and future pandemics. URCC

Presenting Research to a Dispersed Audience

Resource Name Resource Notes Resource Poster: Your Name, Department, Role
Virtual Research Undergraduate Showcase Example (WPI) Student-narrated video and slide presentations of Undergraduate Research Projects Steven Karel, Division of Science
Posters on the Hill Twitter event: students present their posters and viewers can comment. Typically this is an in-person event where 60 students (selected from a competitive pool of applicants) present their research in Washington DC to members of Congress. URCC