BCTU can provide support for running clinical studies such as independent randomisation, study co-ordination, provision of study specific database systems and/or statistical analysis. If you are requiring some level of study management support, then your study will need to be reviewed by BCTU’s New Business Group to determine whether your study fits into any of our disease portfolios and whether the Unit has the capacity to help. This group meets every fortnight.
Please note that with NIHR funding streams now requiring that clinical trials are run through UKCRC registered trials units, BCTU has seen a large increase in requests for study management support. Unfortunately, BCTU does not have unlimited capacity to provide this support for every request, and therefore we must prioritise those projects that fit in with the Unit’s strategic direction and speciality fields. These are reviewed annually, and currently consist of women’s health, neurodegenerative diseases, renal disease, coloproctology, surgical studies, burns, trauma and critical care. This allows the Unit to consolidate expertise in particular disease areas, but retain some flexibility to be able to adapt to new developments and initiatives.
Where BCTU agree to provide such support, the appropriate costs must be included in the grant application.