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Research During the COVID 19 Pandemic



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Research During a Pandemic

There are many uncertainties about what the COVID-19 pandemic and pandemic responses will mean for investigators, research staff and research study participants. While we defer to the health centre for policies, processes and operational direction during this event, we strive to answer questions specific to conducting research in this document. Recognizing that significant changes in how we operate will continue to evolve as we move forward and implement solutions, the attached document will also evolve as we work to support the research community. If you have questions specific to research, please send them to

Introduction to COVID-19 (September 3, 2020)

IWK Research Services COVID-19 Pandemic Response FAQ (June 17, 2020)

COVID-19: FAQ’s for Employees (UPDATED) (September 9, 2020)

Special Reimbursement Process (April 8, 2020)

Cost Centres (June 16, 2020)

Financial Services Support (April 8, 2020)

Meeting Rooms (April 7, 2020)


Research Ethics

Processes Concerning Research Protocols During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Purpose: With the activation of SOP 5.503 (REB Review During Publicly Declared Emergencies), the REB may, during a publicly declared emergency “follow a modified review and operations plan”. The purpose of this Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is to inform the processes concerning research protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

IWK Research Services Standard Operating Procedures Research Ethics (April 2, 2020)


E-Consent Resources:

IWK E-Consent Documentation (September 9, 2020)

IWK Interventional E-Consent (September 9, 2020)

IWK Non-Interventional E-Consent (September 9, 2020)


Resumption of Onsite Research

As the health centre works towards the resumption of onsite services, we are able to move forward plans to expand the current research activities being conducted onsite. We are entering new terrain as we prepare to resume some onsite research activities, including facing the possibility of subsequent waves of COVID‐19.

IWK Memo Resumption of Research (June 11, 2020)

IWK Resumption of Onsite Research Application (June 11, 2020)

Remote Monitoring of Clinical Trials (October 19, 2020)

Research: Resuming Onsite Activities (June 10, 2020)

Request to Resume IWK Onsite Research Activities: Application Form (October 13, 2020)


Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF)

CRCEF was announced on May 15, 2020, as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The temporary program was established to help sustain the research enterprise at Canadian universities and health research institutions affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The IWK is participating in the CRCEF through Dalhousie University, more information on the program can be found at

Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) (August 31, 2020)

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