Translational Project Management

The Translational Research Team can provide supportive project management for successfully granted awards.

Project management diagram with 10 elements: integration, scope, cost, communication, quality, schedule, risk, stakeholder, resource and procurement.
Recreated from UCL Translational Research Office.

The Translational Research Team (TRT) have experience of managing translational projects, including NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), MRC Confidence in Concept (CiC) and the Wellcome Translational Partnership Award. The team sits within Research Delivery, who are responsible for major projects, such as Health Data UK (HDR UK), NIHR Global Surgery Unit, Birmingham Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC), CRUK Birmingham Centre, UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC), BactiVac and UK SPINE.

Most translational research grants require the successful applicants to establish an appropriate project management system for the effective delivery of the proposal objectives. Costs to support a dedicated Project Manager are eligible in most translational funding schemes and the % FTE will depend on the project itself as well as the level of support required. By costing this role in, the TRT will bring management expertise, experience and knowledge of all major funding schemes to ensure successful delivery.

We will be able to work closely with the lead and project team throughout the project and deliver on key activities including:

  • Ensure focus on milestone objectives by monitoring progress of the deliverables and assisting in the prioritisation of tasks to meet success criteria in a timely manner for each milestone,
  • Support the procurement, contracting and management of outsourced work,
  • Liaise with all stakeholders and partners involved,
  • Manage the budget and timelines ensuring the project keeps on track,
  • Reporting to the funder for efficient and effective delivery of your research.