Covid-19 and the Clinical Research Facility Cork (CRF-C)

The CRF-C Regulatory team have obtained research ethics approval for 11 Covid -19 related studies. In addition the team have created a virtual GCP course which has been delivered to over seventy clinical researchers  in Ireland. Since it’s roll-out in April, 105 people have registered for the GCP Full course and 15 have registered for the […]

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Covid-19 related studies

Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, the HRB Clinical Research Facility in UCC has been a vibrant hub of activity, supporting many Covid-19 related studies as well as continuing to provide vital medications to patients on existing regulated clinical trials.  One of the several trials being supported by CRF-C clinical operations is a point of care study, testing […]

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TMRN (Trials Methodology Research Network)

Congratulations to Dr Frances Shiely who was awarded the HRB TMRN SWAT 2020 award, for the second year running. The project was peer reviewed and awarded the highest marks. This year long project “Does patients’ guided self-reflection on their illness increase engagement with and recruitment to clinical trials: a mixed-methods study within a trial (SWAT)” will […]

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HRB TMRN Symposium 2020

Save the date: UCC will host the HRB TMRN Symposium on October 14th and 15th this year. The theme of this year’s event is: Improved trials for better health decisions for an informed public.  This will of course be online now, but it promises to be an engaging event.  Registration will be opening shortly.

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2019 HRB-TMRN SWAT award

Dear Colleagues, The HRB Trail Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN) recently opened the 2019 HRB-TMRN SWAT award scheme. To date, the HRB-TMRN has funded six SWATs investing €60,000 in developing this initiative nationally. In 2019 the network will provide further funding for one SWAT award. This award is worth up to €25,000 (to include 25% institutional […]

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The START (Schools Teaching Awareness of Randomised Trials) competition

Dear Colleagues The START (Schools Teaching Awareness of Randomised Trials) competition is run by the Health Research Board – Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TRMN) to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day (on May 20th). This event marks the anniversary of the first well-documented randomised clinical trial which took place in 1747 in the British Navy. The […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In light of the Covid-19 situation, in advance of attending for a scheduled patient visit, please confirm the visit with your research nurse.