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COVID-19 and Children’s Mercy Research

Updated June 12, 2020

The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) has developed guidelines for bringing back clinical, community, and laboratory-based research following the initial suspension of non-clinically beneficial research activities in March. CMRI Leadership worked diligently with leaders across the hospital to ensure a safe, integrated process of recovery for research was implemented in an organized and thoughtful manner, complementary with the recovery of clinical services. Here are just some of the important factors that were considered:

  • ability to observe necessary social distancing in research spaces,
  • availability of personal protective equipment (PPE),
  • ensuring that the core clinical services have sufficient time to adjust to reopening before we layer on research recovery

Children’s Mercy employees can view additional information, FAQs, and the research approval request forms  internally on The Scope (click here for the extranet link).

Visitor restrictions in place

As visitor restrictions remain in place, please work with your study team(s) to learn about our external monitoring and auditing options.

For additional information on how Children’s Mercy is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including resources for patients/families and physicians/providers, please click here.