If your proposal involves any clinical research, NJRO can use their established network to offer support throughout the project lifecycle.
At proposal stage, guidance can be given in the following areas:
1. For help in designing a trial, writing a protocol and even monitoring the project you should contact the NIHR Research Design Service (North East) in the first instance (e-mail Joanne.Dryburn@ncl.ac.uk); if appropriate, you may be referred to the Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit.
2. Guidance is available to define which Clinical Specialty would be appropriate for your project and/or to access the relevant research support staff, such as Clinical Trial Co-ordinators or Research Nurses via Clinical Research Facility.
3. Pharmacy costs.
4. A full list of facilities and equipment available to support clinical reasearch is available.
Clinical Research may involve several types of studies:
- Company Sponsored Studies
A commercial party will contract with the appropriate Trust which will then collaborate behind the scenes with the University regarding their involvement in the project.
- Investigator-Led Studies
For other types of research, the Contracts Managers within NJRO will negotiate with the commercial company, research council, NIHR or charity to agree the terms and conditions under which the project is to be carried out.
For more information regarding the Newcastle Academic Health Partners Bioresource and the use of human samples in research please contact Professor Andy Hall.