Policies and guidelines for phased reintroduction of CTRC clinical research


All CTRC research must comply with Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) and affiliate hospital policies. Prior approval is needed to restart any CTRC protocol. This is a short guide to the resources that you will need to determine when and how to apply for reactivation of your CTRC research protocol/s.

Protocol approval is required before any visits can be planned or scheduled.

Please complete the research approval application regarding your return to research, one survey per protocol. Please do not provide tables containing multiple protocols as the CTRC will review single protocol applications only.


Please see the Step-by-Step Guide to Clinical Research Ramp Up for detailed AMC information. The UCH CTRC Outpatient Clinic will use the AMC application process. However, UCH CTRC Inpatient protocols should use the UCH application process.

AMC Guidelines






Due to capacity restrictions, all tasks that can be conducted remotely will continue to be conducted remotely. If you do not need to be in the CTRC clinic space for a specified face to face participant encounter, please do not enter the space. Study teams will be encouraged to reduce the number of study personnel needed at a visit. If one person can be delegated to do all tasks at the visit, that is the best practice and when possible, schedule multiple visit for a single coordinator on the same day so that you are entering the facility less days per week. This will allow the CTRC to schedule more research visits per day.

If you have a CTRC visit that does not require fasting, please try and schedule after 10am, whenever possible. This will facilitate all protocols obtaining equal access to CTRC appointments

Study staff are responsible for checking all relevant building access and PPE guidelines before entering the CTRC. This guidance changes frequently and it is your responsibility to comply with the most recent regulations. Check the tab for the CTRC that you will be using to access this information.

Questions for the UCH CTRC should be directed to Diane Branham.

Questions for the CHCO CTRC should be directed to Lisa Lewis.

Protocol approval is required before any visits can be planned or scheduled.

Please complete the research approval application regarding your return to research, one survey per protocol. Please do not provide tables containing multiple protocols as the CTRC will review single protocol applications only.

UCH CTRC IP unit is currently closed until at least June 15 and is not accepting applications at this time. All current CTRC users will receive an email communication when the next phase of studies can apply for approval.

UCH CTRC OP is currently accepting phase 1 applications only until we have space approval to continue with phased reintroduction of other research visits. All current CTRC users will receive email communication when the next phase of studies can apply for approval.

UCH Guidelines






Due to capacity restrictions, all tasks that can be conducted remotely will continue to be conducted remotely. If you do not need to be in the CTRC clinic space for a specified face to face participant encounter, please do not enter the space. Study teams will be encouraged to reduce the number of study personnel needed at a visit. If one person can be delegated to do all tasks at the visit, that is the best practice and when possible. This will allow the CTRC to schedule more research visits per day.

If you have a CTRC visit that does not require fasting, please try and schedule after 10am, whenever possible. This will facilitate all protocols obtaining equal access to CTRC appointments.

Study staff are responsible for checking all relevant building access and PPE guidelines before entering the CTRC. This guidance changes frequently and it is your responsibility to comply with the most recent regulations.

You should be able to access UCH information, using your AMC login. If not, please contact UCHealth Admin. Questions for the UCH CTRC should be directed to Diane Branham.

Protocol approval is required before any visits can be planned or scheduled.

Please complete the research approval application regarding your return to research, one survey per protocol. Please do not provide tables containing multiple protocols as the CTRC will review single protocol applications only.


CHCO CTRC, including mobile nursing services, is currently accepting phase 1 and 2 applications only. All current CTRC users will receive email communication when the next phase of studies can apply for approval.

CHCO Guidelines





You should be able to access CHCO information, using your CHCO login If you do not have a CHCO login or cannot access this content, please contact Michelle Middleton to gain access.

Due to capacity restrictions, all tasks that can be conducted remotely will continue to be conducted remotely. If you do not need to be in the CTRC clinic space for a specified face to face participant encounter, please do not enter the space. Study teams will be encouraged to reduce the number of study personnel needed at a visit. If one person can be delegated to do all tasks at the visit, that is the best practice and when possible, schedule multiple visit for a single coordinator on the same day so that you are entering the facility less days per week. This will allow the CTRC to schedule more research visits per day.

Please review the capacity of each CHCO CTRC space, including shared space.

If you have a CTRC visit that does not require fasting, please try and schedule after 10am, whenever possible. This will facilitate all protocols obtaining equal access to CTRC appointments.

Study staff are responsible for checking all relevant building access and PPE guidelines before entering the CTRC. This guidance changes frequently and it is your responsibility to comply with the most recent regulations.

See more in our CHCO FAQ

Questions regarding this should be directed to Lisa Lewis.

Return to work summary:

  • You will need to wear a cloth face covering as you enter CHCO. 
  • Only enter through the employee entrance.
  • You will scan a QR code and complete a RedCap survey prior to entering the building. When you enter, you will have your temperature taken.
  • You will be issued a face mask if you will be in a clinical area.
  • If you are in a non-clinical area, you will continue wearing your cloth face covering.
  • Don’t come to work sick – Reminders –
    • If you don’t feel well, stay home!
    • If you feel ill, contact your supervisor for guidance.
    • Complete the daily health assessment and wellness check.
    • Wear the appropriate face mask for the area you will be working.
    • Follow 6 ft social distancing.
    • Clean and disinfect any and all equipment that you use

Contacts

UCH CTRC COVID-19 Official

Thomas Campbell, MD
303-724-4929

UCH CTRC COVID-19 Coordinators

Clinical and Nursing Questions
Diane Branham
720-848-7901

Administrative Questions
Pam Allen
720-848-6665

University of Colorado Hospital Research Administration Office

Laurie Blumberg-Romero
303-724-9138

Anschutz Medical Campus

Alison Lakin
303-724-1010

Children's Hospital Colorado

Lisa Lewis
720-777-4700

Children's Hospital Colorado Research Questions (CHRE)

Jenae Nieman
720-777-3349