Duke Office of Research
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Investigators with Active Campus IRB Protocols
Update on on-site human subjects research activities in Campus facilities
Dear Colleagues,
As you are aware, all in-person activities associated with Campus IRB protocols on campus and in Duke-leased facilities were suspended on March 17th as part of Duke’s COVID-19 response plan. This message is a reminder that studies conducted on-site with human subject participants remain suspended until further notice.
Duke infectious disease and safety experts continue to carefully monitor state, local, and Duke-related COVID-19 cases and supply chains for the availability of PPE and disinfectant. Their advice, along with input from faculty investigators and the Campus IRB, is being used to craft a plan and timetable to safely bring research participants to campus to resume on-site human subjects research. We expect to have additional information to share with you in the weeks ahead. Until such time, if you can safely continue your work remotely, please continue to do so.
We appreciate your patience as we work diligently to safely re-open and continue human subjects research in Duke facilities. We are committed to restarting the in-person components of these studies as soon as safely possible and will continue to update the research community frequently as we adapt to the fluid situation both locally and nationally.
Please direct your questions about resuming human subjects research to Marnie Rhoads by email.
Lawrence Carin,
Vice President for Research
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