The specific activities we can assist with are detailed in our checklists:
- trial development (in conjunction with NIHR Reseach Design Service North East)
- trial set-up
- trial conduct, management and monitoring
- trial analysis, reporting and close-down
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
The preferred full service model generally includes all of these elements. In certain circumstances, you may require assistance with only a subset of these activities. In all cases, the agreed level of input will be documented in a Service Level Agreement.
All approaches for help and advice must be made in a timely manner, preferably a minimum of 8 weeks before the grant deadline. Due to the often challenging nature of designing competitive trials and the very high demand on our services anything submitted without this lead in time may need to be delayed to a later call for bids. This is to make sure that a high quality, competitive bid is submitted.