New CNI SOP with Increased Occupancy Limits

October 8th, 2020
October 8th, 2020

We have good news to report.

There have been a number of recent developments in Stanford’s Research Recovery process, several of which will benefit CNI users. The first is the increase in density restrictions for laboratory space which will now allow up to 3 people to be present in the CNI scan room or control room.  These new occupancy limits are described in our updated SOP on the CNI Wiki and will also be posted onsite.  It is still the responsibilty of users to make sure they maintain adequate social distancing of 6′ even with these increased occupancy limits.

The other developments are in regards to human subject research.  Approval was granted for the pilot resumption of a non-clinical human subjects longitudinal study at CNI.  The outcome of this study will be reported to the Non-Clinical Human Subjects Research Policy Group and it’s our hope that this will enable more widespread approval of non-clinical human subject research.  Approval was also granted for both clinical and non-clinical human subject research studies to enroll participants who were clinical patients and visited either SHC or LPCH.  These subjects should participate in the  human subject research study either on the same day or as closely following their clinical appointment as possible.  There are additional requirements which are described in detail on the Research Recovery website.  Given the continuing evolution of the research stages and human subject research guidelines, we will no longer attempt to describe these in the CNI SOP but instead refer all users and PIs to the Research Recovery website.

As research activity resumes, we urge all of our users to continue to be vigilant in applying the safeguards and guidelines that have been put in place to prevent COVID-19 transmission.  Continuation of research activity will depend on the Stanford community maintaining very low rates of infection and so it’s dependent upon all of us to each do our part.

Stay safe,

The CNI Team


You must be registered (with a sunet id) and logged in to post a comment.