Effective study set-up

This offer of support is free of charge and is part of the Study Support Service.

We work with you to ensure all study sites are set up as rapidly as possible.

We create and implement a study-wide action plan, detailing a single set of recommendations and key information for all study sites that enables a ‘do once and share’ approach. The study-wide action plan serves as a central resource to help all sites set-up effectively. It helps to maximise study delivery, enables sites to develop proactive solutions and encourages collaborative working.

The study-wide action plan also works alongside the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s good practice principles for local site assessment, arrangement and confirmation of capacity and capability. Our national approach helps to provide consistency in set-up across all sites and ensure your study is set-up as quickly and efficiently as possible.

There are a number of tools and processes we use to support the effective set up of commercial clinical research in the NHS:

Your study must be confirmed as eligible for continued Network support (inclusion in the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio) to benefit from this service.

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Already registered your study with us?

If your study is already part of the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio and you need support or help with investigators, site set-up, or recruitment issues, contact your local Industry Operations Manager for support.

Study set-up casestudy: Delivering medical device trials - The Light Mask

This case study describes how the Clinical Research Network's helped to get the CANDLE study up and running across 18 sites in England.