Phase 1 Reopening
CAMRI will reopen on June 1, 2020. Guidelines for Phase 1 are as follows:
Mandatory Disinfection Policy
Users are responsible for safe scanning, including disinfecting all equipment. Baylor requires a mask at all times. Participants must wear masks while in the scanner and the researcher must wear a mask in the control room while scanning. THE METAL NOSE PIECE OF MASK MUST BE REMOVED PRIOR TO ENTRY TO SCANNER. Disinfecting wipes have been placed in the scanner rooms. Before and after scanning, disinfect any items and surfaces you or the participant will touch during the session including but not limited to:
• Researchers should minimize touching participants, and sanitize your hands before and after you set up the participant on the bed. Instead of taking earplugs from participants after use, offer them the trashcan as they remove their earplugs.
• Only one person is allowed in the S104 kitchen at a time and will be required to wipe everything that was used down with the provided sanitizer wipes.
Research at BCM will be paused for an unknown period of time (possibly 8 – 12 weeks) beginning on Friday, March 20 at 5 pm. Badge access to CAMRI will be disabled and it will not be possible for anyone to scan during this time. CAMRI staff will be working remotely during the shutdown and we are eager to help you with retrieving archived data from the Flywheel server, analyzing imaging data, or other needs. Users may need to set up VPN access to BCM (instructions on web page above). If necessary, staff may be able to enter CAMRI for limited periods of time. Please keep a detailed record of how the shutdown has impacted your research for submission in NIH progress reports, and to help us document the shutdown's effects on operations. Contact us at CAMRI-STAFF@LISTSERV.BCM.EDU if we can be of service.
Accessing the BCM VPN
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To summarize: To access the BCM Network from off campus you need to log into the Baylor VPN first. If you don’t have the VPN on your computer go to vpn.bcm.edu to start the process. After installing the VPN you will need to install the MFA client on a smart phone. You do this by starting at mytoken.bcm.edu the problem is that you have to already be on the Baylor network. To do this from home you will need to call the Help Desk at 713.798.8737. They can setup a one-time off campus access for you to the mytoken.bcm.edu site and then you can follow the instructions here:
Baylor College of Medicine Updates
For those of you with VPN access, you can access the latest BCM Coronavirus updates here
March 18: Access to be restricted at Main Baylor Baylor College of Medicine is restricting access to its main campus. Only those who have been pre-approved and wearing a special badge will be allowed in the building beginning Monday, March 23, at 8 a.m. Only entrances open will be Main Cullen and Garage 6. All electronic access will be disabled.
It is recommended that you document delays to your research for later reporting to NIH. More information here. CAMRI has similar reporting requirements to the college, and investigators may be contacted by CAMRI staff for an assessment of how the closure will affect their plans for acquisition after scanning resumes, so we can compile these reports as accurately as possible.
We will communicate with users for CAMRI-related issues and updates via the CAMRI users list. If you or a member of your lab is not getting these updates and would like to, contact firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be added. If issues arise and you need to contact CAMRI, please send emails to email@example.com.