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Table 5 Time to initiate an observational study into severe acute respiratory infections in Canada [15]

From: Addressing challenges for clinical research responses to emerging epidemics and pandemics: a scoping review

Set-up time framesOutbreakStudy settingTime frame, days, median (IQR)
Overall start-up proceduresH1N1Canada335 (128–335)
Site receipt of the protocol to REB submission73 (30–126)
REB submission to REB approval43 (13–85)
Protocol receipt to signed data sharing agreement276 (186–312)
  1. REB research ethics board