LHP SPARK are aware of the challenges arising in relation to Coronavirus and the effect this is having on the conduct of research across LHP sites. We have collated some basic guidance to support researchers, research teams and R&D teams stay up to date with local and national guidance.
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If you have any questions or require further information relating to grant applications, costings, study set-up or delivery please contact SPARK via email@example.com
Health Regulatory Authority (HRA)
COVID-19: Guidance for sponsors, sites and researchers
This guidance relates to Research Ethics Committee (REC) and NHS arrangements and covers:
For further info: HRA Queries line: firstname.lastname@example.org
MHRA advice for management of clinical trials in relation to cornavirus
Government advice for the management of clinical trials during covid-19 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/managing-clinical-trials-during-coronavirus-covid-19
Guidance for sponsors from EMA: https://twitter.com/SeemaCh84889291/status/1245069137002586118
National Institute for Health Research
Department of Health and Social Care have issued guidance on the impact of COVID-19 on research funded or supported by NIHR. The guidelines are available on the following link.
Q&A on the impact of COVID-19 on research funded or supported by NIHR is available on the following website:
If you have any further questions then please contact the relevant NIHR Coordinating Centre, your usual contacts still apply.
The Wellcome Trust have issues guidance for active grant holders and grant / fellowship applicants:
UKRI funding for ideas that address Covid-19: https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/ukri-open-call-for-research-and-innovation-ideas-to-address-covid-19/
NIHR Urgent Public Health research https://www.nihr.ac.uk/covid-19/
CRUK Open Letter to researchers: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for-researchers/research-features/2020-04-06-covid-19-open-letter-to-cancer-researchers
Core outcome sets for COVID-19
Liverpool Clinical Trials
For active or potential research trials with the Liverpool Clinical Trials Centre (LCTC): LCTC@liverpool.ac.uk
HRA Approved Covid-19 research: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/approved-covid-19-research/
Urgent Public Health Research Studies for COVID-19: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/covid-19/urgent-public-health-studies-covid-19.htm
Timelines for fast-track reviews during the Covid-19 pandemic – Health Research Authority: https://twitter.com/SeemaCh84889291/status/1243188624994287617
JAMA COVID19 Network: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert
Emerald Group: https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/promo/coronavirus.htm
NHS: COVID-19 Information Governance Advice
NHSX have produced the following guidelines for information governance, endorsed by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the National Data Guardian and NHS Digital. Please refer to the following website for up to date information:
Public Health England
General guidance about COVID-19 for health professionals is available on the following website which is updated regularly.
For local updates across the LCR follow: @COVIDLiverpool
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