Are you working in a Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)? Join our webinar to find out how the Associate PI Scheme can help you engage more health and care professionals to deliver your study.
What will the Webinar cover?
- The Associate PI Scheme - Where are we now
- The role of the Clinical Trials Unit in the Associate PI Scheme
- Interacting with and supporting Associate PIs
- Signing off an Associate PIs Checklist
- The role of the Associate PI Scheme Clinical Trials Unit Champion
- Benefits of the Associate PI Scheme for a Clinical Trials Unit
If your study is not managed by a Clinical Trials Unit, this webinar will still be relevant to your managing organisation if they are running a study that is registered on the Associate PI Scheme. Though some of the language may be more relevant to a CTU, the activities we ask organisations that are managing studies to do as part of the scheme are the same.
What is the Associate PI Scheme?
The Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme aims to develop health and care professionals to become the PIs of the future. The scheme provides formal recognition of a trainee's engagement in NIHR Portfolio research studies through the conferment of Associate PI status endorsed by the NIHR and several medical Royal Colleges.
The scheme essentially aims to give those who would not normally have the opportunity to take part in clinical research in their day-to-day role, the chance to experience what it means to work on and deliver an NIHR portfolio trial under the mentorship of an enthusiastic Local PI.