Starting a Project
The R&D Department are able to assist with setting up projects. You will need to write a clinical research study or clinical trial protocol - see downloads page templates (templates 16 and 17) and associated documents such as participant information, consent forms etc. You will need to follow the application procedure for Sponsorship, Research Ethics Committee approval and NHS permission (Trust Management Approval). If you are conducting a project that falls under the EU clinical trial directive you will need to follow our clinical trials guidance.
If you are unsure as to whether your project is research, clinicla audit or service evaluation you should use the HQIP algorithm or NRES Defining Research guidance to help you decide. If you are still unsure please consult R&D.
There is also a page containing Ethics Department contact information.
R & D Contacts
Other Sources of Advice
The NIHRResearch Design Service - South Central can give advice on a wide range of design and methodology issues for researchers preparing submissions to national peer-reviewed funding competitions. Priority will be given to proposals submitted to a NIHR scheme, with particular emphasis on Research for Patient Benefit.
Clinical Outreach Librarians
Medical Statistics Online Help (pdf, 29KB)
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