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ICCTR | COVID-19 Clinical Research Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've created a list of guidelines and resources for investigators and study teams conducting clinical research at Boston Children's Hospital. This webpage will be regularly updated. Boston Children's remains open, and we are very grateful to the dedicated staff who continue to report to our campuses every day to support our clinical research operations.

In addition to these resources you can find more information on Research Administration's COVID-19 website VPN symbol.

Clinical research advisories

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Monitoring Visits (onsite and remote) by Study Sponsors

Monitors can visit Boston Children’s facilities as long as they complete the hospital attestation and wear a hospital-issued mask in clinical, research, and administrative buildings. If a monitor is conducting a remote visit, the following steps must be taken:

  1. Study team sends Research Monitor Access Request Form VPN symbol to HIMROIAuditors@childrens.harvard.edu.
  2. After the request is approved by Research Administration, submit an Associate Personnel request in PeopleSoft.
  3. After the monitor receives a BCH ID #, study team submits an Online Access Request (OAR) form form for access to PowerChart.
  4. Study team sends a list of participant names and medical record numbers to HIMROIAuditors@childrens.harvard.edu.

Please contact Lauren Robertson with any questions.

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