Please read Dr. Panettieri’s article in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science titled, “Managing the risks and benefits of clinical research in response to a pandemic.”
The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic created major disruptions to the work of colleges and universities across the world starting in January 2020. Worker safety is an ethical, as well as legal and regulatory requirement and a primary focus of campuses and healthcare systems. As such, institutions implemented tactics in response to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) threat to reduce the spread of infection and preserve resources. These included the initial closure of most research activities at many institutions, restriction of personnel on campus, and reallocation of resources to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases. In the absence of a coordinated national response, institutions across the US- created site-specific policies and procedures that prioritized which, and under what circumstances, research activities could continue. We sought to learn how research institutions managed these issues. To read the full article.
Managing the risks and benefits of clinical research in response to a pandemic. Flume PA, Berbari EF, Viera L, Hess R, Higgins J, Armstrong J, Rice L, True L, Shaker R, Buse JB, Panettieri RA. J Clin Transl Sci. 2021,5(1), E105. DOI:10.1017/cts.2021.14