ACCORD News

ACCORD News

Bursaries for patient and public involvement in research

ACCORD: Bursaries for patient and public involvement in research

MHRA suspends use of certain Gadolinium contrast agents (GdCAs), and restricts uses of others

MHRA suspends use of certain Gadolinium contrast agents (GdCAs), and restricts uses of others.

MHRA Recall of Gadolinium-containing contrast agents

A class 2 medicine recall – action within 48 hours – has now been issued by the MHRA for Magnevist (Bayer plc) and Omniscan Solution (GE Healthcare).

Single electronic submissions of the IRAS Form for studies led from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Update to IRAS, the Integrated Research Application System, will introduce a single, e-submission of IRAS Forms and associated documents.  

Status of Travel Insurance and Clinical Trials

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) have confirmed to the Health Research Authority that participation in clinical trials does not affect eligibility criteria for travel insurance and have now withdrawn their guidance document “Clinical research trials and insurance”.

Setting up NHS/HSC research in the UK

Setting up NHS/HSC research in the UK: A UK Local Information Pack will be introduced on 5th of June 2019

UK Local Information Pack - preparing for change on 5 June 2019 *SLIDES AVAILABLE*

UK Local Information Pack - preparing for change on 5 June 2019 *SLIDES AVAILABLE*

HRA Transparency Strategy Consultation

The Health Research Authority (HRA) in association with the devolved administrations, has launched a consultation on research transparency. Last year the organisation was tasked by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee to devise a new strategy to ensure that trusted information about health and social care research studies is publicly available for the benefit of all.

NRS Career Researcher Fellowships

NRS Career Researcher Fellowships

The next round of the NRS Career Researcher Fellowships is now open for applications. – Closing date Wednesday 13th November 2019.

Communication - UK Local Information Pack

27-May-19: The Four Nations Group have issued further communication regarding the UK Local Information Pack.

Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility PPI Summer School

Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility PPI Summer School

Communication - UK Local Information Pack

Setting up NHS / HSC research in the UK– preparing for change on 5 June 2019

HRA eLearning Modules

The HRA have developed six new eLearning modules as an aid for researchers, R&D staff, study sponsors, research ethics committee members and the wider research community.

Survey exploring regulatory and governance issues facing the research community.

Survey exploring regulatory and governance issues facing the research community.
The MRC Regulatory Support Centre want to know about the regulatory and governance experiences of researchers in the last year.  If you are a researcher or you work in research governance, you can let them know by completing their survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MRCRSCSurvey

Please feel free to distribute the survey widely.

Grants with NHS involvement - use of SOECAT for Scottish sponsors

We are writing to draw your attention to a change in the way that NHS costs are reviewed during grant applications. This is being driven primarily by new ways of handling NHS Excess Treatment Costs (ETCs) in England, but will also affect Scottish organisations applying to UK funders. 

7th Edinburgh Clinical Research Methodology Course (ECRMC)

A two-day course providing a comprehensive overview of the methods and frameworks currently required to perform cutting-edge clinical research.

Delivering Innovation through Research - Scottish Government Health and Social Care Research Strategy

CSO Research Strategy launched October 2015.

Updates following Implementation of the UK Local Information Pack

Updates following Implementation of the UK Local Information Pack