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Academic Clinical Research Services – Overview

The HRB Clinical Research Facility at UCC serves as a full service Academic Research Organization. It is equipped to support Academic Clinical Investigators from concept development to grant submission and from funding award, through study set-up, recruitment to study close. The HRB CRF-C provides:

  1. Academic Funding Application Support

Each year the HRB CRF-C supports numerous funding applications to a variety of Funding Schemes (including Horizon 2020, HRB Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Awards (DIFA), HRB Investigator Led Projects Award (ILP), etc.

The HRB CRF-C is available to support applications to such funding award schemes as resources allow. Our project-management trained Grant Facilitators are adept at ensuring on time grant submission and have extensive successful experience with all major academic funders including European funded multinational studies.

(Please see Academic Funding Application Support page below for further details)

  1. HRB CRF-C Support for Funded Academic Clinical Research

The HRB CRF-C also supports Clinical Investigators (local and from external national and international institutions/networks) who have obtained funding and who want to commence research in hospitals in University College Cork or affiliated hospital, from study set up, recruitment, to data lock, analysis and archiving. The HRB CRF-C typically support the following type of funded research:

  1. Local or UCC affiliated Investigators who have obtained academic funding (e.g. H2020, HRB, Welcome Trust, etc.)
  2. Local or UCC affiliated Investigators who have obtained research funding from commercial entities or from donations from charity (e.g. Mercy University Hospital Foundation)
  3. Clinical Investigators  from external national and international Universities or Clinical Trial Networks who have obtained funding

Please see services below

 


Academic Funding Application Support

Each year the Clinical Research Facility at UCC (HRB CRF-C) supports numerous funding applications to a variety of Funding Schemes (including Horizon 2020, HRB Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Awards (DIFA), HRB Investigator Led Projects Award (ILP), etc.

Access to Clinical Research Infrastructure

Applicants to Research funding schemes (national and international) will typically be required to demonstrate that they will receive infrastructural support from a University or existing research infrastructure such as the HRB Clinical Research Facility at UCC in the course of their research.

Clinical Trial Design

The Clinical Research Facility at UCC provides an advisory and consultation service for Academic/Clinical Investigators who wish to apply for research funding and/or carry out patient focused research.

Study Design, Data, and Statistical Support

The Statistics and Data Analysis Unit (SDAU) at the HRB CRF-C welcomes questions on study design, data analysis, and statistical methods from the patient-focused research community in and around Cork.

FAIR Data Management and Stewardship

The HRB CRF-C is equipped to help investigators design data management and data sharing plans at the application stage.

Compliance with General Data Protection Regulations

The HRB CRF-C is well placed to support investigators to address the issues surrounding GDPR compliance at all stages of the research process.

Quality and Regulatory affairs

The HRB CRF-C Quality and Regulatory Department helps to ensure that academic funded patient focused research undertaken under the supervision of the HRB CRF-C is conducted to the highest standards.

Research Budgets

The HRB CRF-C team have vast experience in developing budgets for research funding applications and will be able to assist you to provide a full detailed breakdown of costings Typically research funding application will require a summary and justification of the costs and duration associated with the project.

Systematic Reviews

Research funding schemes are likely to insist that a satisfactory review of the existing evidence to inform your research proposal has been completed. The staff at the HRB Clinical Research Facility Cork are available to advise and support investigators in this process (as time and resources allow).

PPI in Clinical Research

The HRB CRF-C can support and advise investigators on how to address issues around Patient Public Involvement in Clinical Research funding applications. The HRB CRF-C have experience in addressing PPI issues in a variety of funding calls/awards.

Project Management

The HRB CRF-C team can support clinical investigators to address Project Management questions in funding applications. The HRB CRF-C Project Managers have the necessary expertise to effectively outline how a project would be managed to ensure the ultimate delivery of quality patient focused research.

Studies Within A Trial (SWAT)

In addition to supporting patient-focused researchers in their efforts to obtain funding, the HRB CRF-C also aims to conduct important methodological research by incorporating Studies Within a Trial (SWATs) as appropriate.

Apply for Funding

Each year the Clinical Research Facility at UCC (HRB CRF-C) supports numerous funding applications to a variety of Funding Schemes (including Horizon 2020, HRB Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Awards (DIFA), HRB Investigator Lead Project (ILP), etc. The HRB CRF-C is available to support applications to such funding award scheme as resources allow.

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