The costs of undertaking activities to fulfill the role of sponsor for non commercial NHS research, although not explicitly referred to in current guidance, are classified as a research cost. Historically, NUH did not include these costs in grants. However, … Continue reading
The Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care states that all research projects must have an identified sponsor. The sponsor is the organisation which acts as guarantor for the research, ensuring it complies with standards of good practice.
Critically, if … Continue reading
NUH achieved an outstanding performance benchmark for initiating clinical trials in a large University hospital setting. We now set up and recruit patients in complex clinical trials in just 65 days.
Access expert advice from Project Managers on all aspects of the research cycle with our 2-4pm Wednesday drop in sessions. Continue reading
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These protocols are updated regularly. Please ensure you use this page to get the latest SOP. Old SOPs are invalid and are deleted from this server when superseded. Gaps in numbering … Continue reading
From April 2012, Research Capability Funding will replace Flexibility and Sustainability Funding. Amongst other changes there is a widening of permitted uses of Trust and Network Research Capability Funding, explained in the briefing document which is available for download here. Continue reading
£1000 sponsorship is offered via a Research into Practice Award for a new or unfunded area of research for patient benefit. CLAHRC has also issued briefings on new and emerging issues from DH such as the NHS Operating Framework 2012/13 and Innovation Health & Wealth. Continue reading
If your research project can be classified as a Clinical Audit or Service Evaluation, it will not need to be submitted to the Research Ethics Committee for review.
What is research and what is clinical audit?
Research is a structured activity which … Continue reading
All research carried out in the NHS needs to have research governance approval. This involves all projects which recruit NHS patients and/or staff or which use NHS facilities.
The R&D approvals process has been put in place to protect both the … Continue reading
NUH Research and Innovation Team Member Short Biographies
Dr Brian Thomson
Director of Research
Dr Brian Thomson qualified in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and trained in medicine in Edinburgh, London and Cambridge before being appointed an Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant … Continue reading