Ad hoc funding calls: CTU projects

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 and 2018, with further funding opportunities to be considered. The tables below list the projects funded.

 

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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Trials Collaborative Validation of statistical programming: developing efficient regulatory compliant best practice.
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