The CRCT is part of the Research Office in the College of Medical and Dental Science, University of Birmingham. The CRCT has three core areas of focus: (1) developing and maintaining the QMS, (2) conducting compliance reviews, and (3) providing training and support. The CRCT cover all of the UoB’s clinical research activity, including any involving the use of human tissue.
The CRCT works closely together with the Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Team to ensure new clinical research projects are set up in accordance with the UoB’s QMS. For independent chief investigator (CI)-managed CTIMPs, the CRCT can provide a service to perform on-site monitoring as per the trial-specific monitoring plan; it is expected this is suitably costed as part of the grant application process. The CRCT reports to the Clinical Trials Oversight Committee (CTOC) and the Human Tissue Oversight Committee (HTOC) (see Clinical Research Oversight Committees), and liaises with UoB staff where issues are noted, to ensure proper corrective and preventative action plans are put in place.
See the CRCT webpages for more information.
When and how to contact the CRCT?
The CRCT can be contacted at any point during your project. The CRCT does offer project set up support to staff who are in the process of setting up a clinical research project, which is particularly useful to those setting up a project for the first time.
To ensure your queries are assigned to the correct person and answered as quickly and efficiently as possible, please send all queries to the team's mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org).