Monitoring visits: Now that the ERD process has been discontinued and normal access to UC buildings has resumed, study monitoring visits are now permitted in UC facilities. Monitors are required to follow all UC policies, including the use of face coverings.
The CFREB and CHREB advise investigators to consider if their research protocols could be modified or delayed, to limit personal contacts, laboratory visits or trips into clinics and hospitals. Specifically, in some research settings in-person participant interactions could be reduced and/or replaced with telephone or online communication.
The Heritage Medical Research (HMRC) is open but with a reduced capacity. Operation of the HMRC facility is following AHS guidance.
Consider checking with Study Sponsors regarding their expectations, including how protocol violations should be handled and any special reporting requirements.
Biosafety Committee authorization is required prior to performing research with the virus causing COVID-19 (including accepting patient samples). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sabine Moritz, Director, Clinical, Health Services and Population Health Research
Please continue to work from home whenever possible and limit your presence in research facilities and in the workspaces on campus.
Maintain a 2-meter separation between active work areas.
Any in-person group activities including thesis defenses, mentorship committee meetings, seminars, journal clubs, laboratory meetings and hiring interviews should be canceled or held as virtual meetings by telephone, Zoom, Teams, or similar.
Although there are currently no plans to close the university, this could change in the future with very little or no notice. Further, individual COVID-19 cases could lead to closure of University buildings with no notice at all. Therefore, please take measures to ensure that your unit is prepared for the possibility of a closure at the end of each day.