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NIHR Clinical Trials Unit Standing Advisory Committee - Meeting Minutes - June 2021

Published

22 February 2022

Version

V1

Contents

Meeting

NIHR Clinical Trials Unit Standing Advisory Committee

Date & time

Wednesday 16th June 2021 09:30 –13:00

Members Present

Professor Steve Goodacre, University of Sheffield (Chair)
Professor Cindy Cooper, University of Sheffield
Professor Jane Daniels, University of Nottingham
Professor Richard Emsley, King’s College London
Professor Athene Lane, University of Bristol
Professor Jonathan Mant, University of Cambridge
Professor John Norrie, University of Edinburgh
Professor Gavin Perkins, University of Warwick

NETSCC

Ms Helen Buxton, Research Manager (minutes)
Ms Kate Fenton, Senior Research Manager
Ms Sally Hickman, Assistant Research Manager

Observer

Ms Lynn Kerridge, NETSCC

Apologies

Mr Mike Batley, Department of Health and Social Care
Professor Monica Busse, University of Cardiff
Professor Catherine Hewitt, University of York
Professor Ann Marie Swart, University of East Anglia

Item 4Funding opportunity to support efficient / innovative delivery of NIHR research – Variable Funding 2021
Application 1

Birmingham CTU (1): Piloting the use of a quality improvement model in maternity trials to develop a framework to improve marketing, training and recruitment in clinical trials
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is not suitable for funding – decline.

Application  2

Birmingham CTU (2): INcreasing site Staff Training Efficiency via an online training Platform (INSTEP)
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is not suitable for funding - decline.

Application 3

OCTRU: Participant Information PortalS – The PIPS initiative
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 4

Pragmatic CTU: Promoting INCLUsivity through improving the practice anD utility of Ethnicity Data collection in trials (INCLUDED)
JN abstained from the discussion. SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 5

Leeds CTRU: Innovative & efficient follow-up management through configurable IT systems
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is not suitable for funding - decline.

Application 6

Liverpool CTC (1): Enabling lower carbon clinical trials: Development and prototype testing of a method to quantify the carbon footprint of current clinical trials to inform future lower carbon clinical trial design
JN Left the discussion. SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 7

Liverpool CTC (2): Implementation of an electronic Trial Master File (eTMF)
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is not suitable for funding - decline.

Application 8

Norwich CTU (1): An Observational Study to explore differences in Behavioural Characteristics between patients who do and do not consent participate in Clinical Trials
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is not suitable for funding - decline.

Application 9

Norwich CTU (2): The development of guidance to implementing e-consent in REDCap and other similar Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 10

Norwich CTU (3): Screening LOg Guidelines (SLOG): A standardised model for screening data: who should be included and which data should be collected?
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 11 

 

Nottingham CTU: REcruitment in Mental health trials: broadening the ‘net’, opportunities for INclusivity through online methoDs (RE-MIND Study)
JD left the discussion. SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 12  

Sheffield CTRU (1): Recording HArms in Behavioural change Intervention Trials (RHABIT)
SG, CC and JD left the discussion. JN chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 13  

Sheffield CTRU (2): The ongoing barriers, facilitators and usage of routine data within UK Clinical Trials Units (CTUs)
SG and CC left the discussion. JN chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is not suitable for funding - decline.

Application 14 

Sheffield CTRU (3): A collaborative study between CTUs to identify the activity and resource needed to improve representation of under-served groups in trials
SG, CC and AL left the discussion. JN chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding – fund with changes.

Application 15

Keele CTU (1): A WebApp for Sample Size calculation and evaluation of PROGRESSion criteria in pilot and feasibility studies. (SS-PROGRESS)
SG and CC left the discussion. JN chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 16  

Keele CTU (2): Effective use of IT to capture Perceptions Of LoneLiness in primary care (POLL)
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is not suitable for funding - decline.

 Application 17

Keele CTU (3): Application 17 - Investigating Perspectives on e-trials in primary care (iPeep)
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is not suitable for funding - decline.

 Application 18  

York TU: Efficient design and delivery of inclusive surgical trials
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is not suitable for funding - decline.