There are other COVID-related collecting projects going on in our area. Please see the links and descriptions below for more information.
Together/Apart: A Glass Half Full is collecting the experiences of San Diego County's craft brewing industry during the pandemic. Do you work in a brewery or brewing-related business, such as distribution, media, or brewing education? Please consider submitting a recollection of your experience.
CHABSS Voices is a campaign to amplify voices and ideas supporting the values and ideals of the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences.The goal is to help engage and inspire our CHABSS community to come together to emphasize anti-racism, inclusive excellence, social justice, social responsibility, ethics, and global culture. October's theme is "Life in a Pandemic."
History Happening Now creates the opportunity to share your experiences during the COVID-19 crisis with the San Diego History Center. Your story will become part of the San Diego History Center permanent collection to be referenced by by citizens and researchers for decades to come.
The COVID-19 Memory Project at San Diego State University's Special Collections and University Archives is collecting materials that document the SDSU community’s experiences and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes students, faculty, staff, administration and alumni at the San Diego and Imperial Valley campuses.
45 CFR 46.102(l)(1) deems activities such as these as not being research and thus not applicable to IRB approval. "For purposes of this part, the following activities are deemed not to be research: (1) Scholarly and journalistic activities (e.g., oral history, journalism, biography, literary criticism, legal research, and historical scholarship), including the collection and use of information, that focus directly on the specific individuals about whom the information is collected."