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Annual Efficient Studies funding calls for CTU projects

 

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The NIHR is keen to see the design, development and delivery of more efficient, faster, innovative studies to provide robust evidence to inform clinical practice and policy.

The NIHR offered additional funding for CTUs (funded via the NIHR CTU Support Funding scheme) to support developments in the design and delivery of efficient and innovative research.

Funding rounds have been held in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, with further funding opportunities to be considered. The tables below list the projects funded.

2019

 

Lead unitProject title
Birmingham CTU Development of Guidance for Statistical Analysis Plans for Early Phase Clinical Trials
Newcastle CTU Costing Adaptive Trials (CAT): developing best practice costing guidance for CTUs supporting adaptive trials
Southampton CTU  Presenting the evidence about digital tools for improving RCT recruitment and retention in online training packages to increase their uptake and the
evidence base
Sheffield CTRU Value-based Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs for Efficient Delivery of NIHR Research
Liverpool CTC  Implementing CDSIC standards into CTUs to increase efficiency and allow improvements for data sharing                                                                                            
Liverpool CTC Trial Activity Attributions and costs in Clinical Trials Units
Manchester CTU  REDCap Cloud adoption and implementation toolkit
Keele CTU Supporting Effective and Efficient Initiation and Delivery of Individual Participant Data Meta-analyses (SEED: IPD Meta-analysis)

 

2018


 

Lead unitProject title
Sheffield CTRU
Updating the App SampSize for the Estimation of Sample Sizes for Clinical Trials
A Practical Adaptive Designs Toolkit
Liverpool TC
Adding value to Information Systems across CTUs                                    
Liverpool TC
The UK IBD Registry as a platform to support an efficient randomised clinical trial of e-Health interventions to enhance the monitoring of long term biological therapy
Bristol Collaboration 
Feasibility of an efficient study of surgical management of pressure ulcers
Leeds CTRU GSP: Good Statistical Practice (GCP for Statisticians)
Birmingham CTU Developing Expertise of CTU Staff through Massive Online Resource (MOOC's)
Cambridge CTU Eudract Safety Data Input Software Tool  

 

2017

 

Lead unitProject title
Liverpool Trials 
Collaborative
Making requests to NHS Digital Easier for Clinical Trials. Download report
NPEU CTU Using electronic health record or disease registry data for clinical trials - a framework of practice.
Pragmatic CTU PROMiSE – Patient Reported Outcome MeasureS using Electronic informed consent and data capture – developing methods and infrastructure. Download report
Southampton CTU User-focused research to identify the benefits of innovative digital recruitment and retention tools for more efficient conduct of randomised trials.
Imperial CTU Feasibility evaluation to implement a multi-centre RCT to evaluate a digital tool utilising routine electronic data collection in a Hospital setting. Download report
Sheffield CTRU Outcome Measures for Emergency Care after a Seizure (OMECS). Download report

 

2016

 

Lead unitProject title 
Bristol CTEU Scope the CTUs' requirements for a system to manage the IMP and efficiently develop a secure web-based application to meet requirements in CTU-managed CTIMPs. Download report
ICNARC Inefficiencies in the current delivery of adult critical care research studies (randomised and non-randomised) from duplication of data collection burden and for retrospective data linkage.
Sheffield CTRU Development of CONSORT guidance for adaptive clinical trials. Download report
Leeds CTRU Unlock the potential of international collaboration to provide efficient, faster delivery of patient benefit (International Trials Toolkit).
Liverpool TC Validation of statistical programming: developing efficient regulatory compliant best practice. Download report
Nottingham CTU Improve conduct & efficiency of trials with a standardised set of performance metrics for monitoring & reporting of site performance in trials (developing a standardised tool for presenting metrics). Download report