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NIHR Clinical Trials Unit Standing Advisory Committee - Public Minutes - June 2020

Published

27 January 2022

Version

V1

Contents

Meeting

NIHR Clinical Trials Unit Standing Advisory Committee

Date & time

Tuesday 16th June 2020 09:30 –13:00

Present Members

Professor Steve Goodacre, University of Sheffield (Chair)
Professor Monica Busse, University of Cardiff
Professor Cindy Cooper, University of Sheffield
Professor Jane Daniels, University of Nottingham
Professor Richard Emsley, King’s College London
Professor Catherine Hewitt, University of York
Professor Jonathan Mant, University of Cambridge
Professor John Norrie, University of Edinburgh
Professor Gavin Perkins, University of Warwick
Professor Ann Marie Swart, University of East Anglia

NETSCC

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

Observers

Ms Lynn Kerridge, NETSCC

Apologies

Mr Mike Batley, Department of Health and Social Care

 

Item 4Funding opportunity to support efficient / innovative delivery of NIHR research – Variable Funding 2020
Application 1

Birmingham CTU: An evaluation of the impact of the NIHR Associate Principal Investigator scheme on trial delivery
SG chaired the discussion.

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

Application 2

Bristol TC (1): Development of an electronic study management system
CH left the discussion. SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 3

Bristol TC (2): How to run a good Trial Steering Committee”: a workshop for TSC Chairs of new trials
SG chaired the discussion.

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

Application 4


Keele CTU (1): Innovative MultiModal Electronic Data Infrastructure for Accessible Timely and Efficient research (IMMEDIATE)
SG chaired the discussion.

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

Application 5

Keele CTU (2): Practical and statistical challenges surrounding Missing Information in Electronic Data Capture (MI-EDC)
SG chaired the discussion.

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

Application 6

Leeds CTRU: Developing and piloting a template communication to improve information and help elicit preferences in people who stop trial participation early
SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 7

Norwich CTU (1): “Can we better inform participants?” - The development of guidance and materials to improve how trial participants understand the research in which they are involved, with an aim of improving adherence and retention
AMS left the discussion. SG chaired the discussion.

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

Application 8

Norwich CTU (2): Automated record linkage to support the efficient use of pseudonymised routine health record data in clinical trials
AMS left the discussion. SG chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 9

Nottingham CTU: Blinding of the trial statistician in clinical trials
SG, CC and JD left the discussion. AMS chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 10

Sheffield CTRU: Learning from COVID-19 related trial adaptations to inform efficient trial design - a sequential mixed methods study
SG, CC, RE and CH left the discussion. AMS chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.

Application 11

York TU: Supporting the implementation of recruitment and retention SWATs
SG, CC and CH left the discussion. AMS chaired the discussion.

Recommendation: The project is suitable for funding - fund.