Dear GOG Partners Industry Colleagues and Staff:
The GOG Foundation Partners leadership is actively monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and working closely with our industry partners during the pandemic. We consider communication with you and your staff as one of our strengths, and this contact will continue during the current health crisis.
It is our standard practice to maintain close contact with our sites, and for our sites to maintain contact with the GOG operations staff and GOG Partners leadership. We will continue to monitor the situation and make frequent contact with you and your staff. Please let us know if you encounter any limitations that will affect the progress of a GOG Partners study. We will work with you to address the obstacles, and develop procedures to eliminate or diminish the problem.
Along with our continued support of our GOG Partners participating sites, and our industry collaborators, we recognize the commitment of those individuals and entities working with us on our clinical trials. To safeguard the well being of The GOG Foundation staff, we closed our offices from March 11, 2020 through March 31, 2020 with ongoing surveillance of COVID-19, and in compliance with local containment efforts. The GOG Partners staff has the capability to work remotely, and they remain readily available to assist with problems confronted at the sites.
Please let us know if you anticipate or encounter drug shortages or shipping delays due to the pandemic. We will assist you with coordinating any communication with the GOG Partners sites participating on our studies.
We are aware of the travel restrictions in place at many of our participating sites, and many of us are affected by those restrictions. We will work with our industry teams to comply with restrictions at the sites, and to facilitate communication with the sites to conduct the visits on a virtual basis.
On behalf of the entire GOG Partners team, thank you for efforts and hard work on our mutual clinical trials, and for supporting the safety of our patients. We appreciate your efforts to conduct clinical research during this crisis, and appreciate your commitment to our patients, and to GOG Partners. We wish you continued good health!
Larry J. Copeland, M.D.
The GOG Foundation, Inc.