IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE RESEARCH INSTITUTE INVESTIGATORS
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, PHCRI will follow exactly the same procedures as outlined by UBC for research (subject to the directives implemented by the health authority research institutes for clinical trials and CREB approved clinical research). Therefore, as of March 24, 2020, all research activities should be curtailed; faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting professors should work remotely and avoid entering Providence facilities.
This curtailment will be until April 15, 2020 and due to the changing nature of this pandemic, may be extended. This curtailment is to ensure the health and safety of all research personnel and the community. We ask that all Principal Investigators discuss this curtailment with their research personnel and implement plans accordingly.
Exemptions from this curtailment, such as research involving COVID-19, long-term or ongoing research involving animal models, may be requested to continue. However, physical distancing and laboratory safety must be maintained.
Visit covid19.providencehealthcare.org/information-researchers to view the complete memo, download the PHCRI exemption form, and read more about clinical trials and REB-approved clinical research.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.