Hospital-based research activity through Lawson is now limited to essential studies until further notice.

Lawson’s Administration Team remains committed to our community and will continue to meet the needs of research; however, we may ourselves experience reduced capacity and service levels.

Information for research participants: 

We are actively reducing the number of on-site and in-person visits based on the public health recommendations of social distancing. Where possible, research teams will be using telephone or online communication. 

Your study team will contact you directly if there are any changes to your involvement including scheduled visits. You can also contact the study team should you have questions about your involvement and treatment (if applicable). 

Any questions or concerns can be sent to Lawson directly at

Please note that London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London sites have implemented visitor restrictions and active screening for anyone entering the buildings. 


St. Joseph’s 

Information for study sponsors: 

Lawson Health Research Institute values the partnerships we share with sponsors to advance the health of patients around the world. While we must address the rapidly evolving pandemic, we remain committed to working collaboratively with our sponsors.

Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Sponsors document addresses how changes in clinical research may impact study sponsors. It covers monitoring visits, recruitment, participant visits, new studies, protocol amendments and more. It’s important to note that this is a living document that is subject to change over time. Check here daily for the most recent version. 

Updates from our hospital and academic partners:



London has two assessment centres:

Oakridge Arena
825 Valetta St.
London, ON
Open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre
656 Elizabeth St.
London, ON
Open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

There is no medication or treatment onsite at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Ontario’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres are intended to educate and provide further guidance, as well as to triage individuals and determine the next steps in their care. There is no testing done at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Visit the Middlesex-London Health Unit for more information about the COVID-19 Assessment Centre.