Information for researchers

If you are embarking on a research project in the NHS then consult the HRA website https://www.hra.nhs.uk/

Is my project research? Consult the HRA decision tool http://www.hra-decisiontools.org.uk/research/

Does my project require NHS Research Ethics Committee (REC) approval? Consult the HRA ethics decision tool http://www.hra-decisiontools.org.uk/ethics/

The table in the following link shows the differences between Research, Service Evaluation and Audit http://www.hra-decisiontools.org.uk/research/docs/DefiningResearchTable_Oct2017-1.pdf

Following the use of the decision tools, contact the Trust R&D department to confirm the decision and be informed of the R&D requirements at the planning stage. Research must not be undertaken in the trust without an R&D confirmation of capacity and capability letter. This must be obtained prior to the start of the research.

Contact: Geraldine Landers R&D Manager Research & Development Greenacres Hillingdon Hospital thh.research.hillingdon@nhs.net Tel: 01895 279021 Ext 3021

Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs)

Is my research a clinical trial of a medicinal product (CTIMP)?
www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/317952/Algothrim.pdf

Clinical Trials of investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPS) fall under the EU Clinical Trial Directive. These projects need to meet additional regulatory requirements. The Trust does not sponsor CTIMPs or Device studies.

Student Research
Advice and information for students and universities is at www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and-improving-research/research-planning/student-research/

CRN Study Support Service NWL
For any study that is applying for inclusion in the CRN portfolio, CRN NWL offer a range of services across the research delivery pathway, from study feasibility and set up all the way to delivery and close down www.nihr.ac.uk/news/crn-study-support-service-now-fully-launched-in-nwl/5478

Research Design Service (RDS) London
Research Design Service (RDS) London provides support to those preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research www.rds-london.nihr.ac.uk

Need more career information? www.nihr.ac.uk/explore-nihr/campaigns/yourpathinresearch/enhance-your-research-career.htm

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Research at Hillingdon Hospital

Research & Development
Greenacres Centre
Hillingdon Hospital
Tel: 01895 279021

Dr Simon Dubrey
R&D Director

Geraldine Landers
R&D Manager
thh.research.hillingdon@nhs.net