The majority of Major Research Papers and Theses involve fieldwork, and the fieldwork may take place in remote regions. If you are planning time away from Queen's for fieldwork, you should do the following:
The Queen's University Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP) became effective on 01 September, 2004 and applies to all Students, Faculty and Staff, who are undertaking studies, doing research, or carrying out any other work that takes place off-campus and is under the purview of the University. The University is committed to ensure that all off-campus activities are conducted in as safe and as fully aware a climate as possible.
All members of the Queen's community involved in off-campus activities are invited to register their trip/activity in the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy On-line Planning Tool (OCASP 2.0) and in some cases, registration is mandatory. This registration record can be accessed in the event of an emergency and will be used by the Emergency Support Program to assist those involved in the incident.
Depending on your university status, your destination and the activity itself, you may be required to complete, and receive approval for, a full risk assessment which includes an on-line pre-departure orientation. This orientation provides resources which will be of helpful to those completing a risk assessment.
See the section on the Queen's University Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy.
To register your up-coming off-campus activity, access the OCASP 2.0 On-line Planning Tool here.