Meeting the Challenges of Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Research (four-part webinar series)

Meeting the challenges of recruitment and retention in research can be a major pressure for those working in front line clinical research posts. These pressures are often driven by recruitment targets linked to ongoing funding for research positions. This four-part webinar series will focus on systems and processes that enhance recruitment to your portfolio. We will also discuss how and where to focus you efforts when planning clinical trials that will help recruitment once a study is open. We will explore how to engage with the wider team and explore the value of relationship building as core business in clinical research. By the end of the series, you will also have a better understanding of the psychology behind why people participate in clinical research and why they don’t. This webinar series will focus on: The role of the research practitioner in recruiting and retaining participants in clinical research. What motivates people to participate in research and how to consider these motivators in your research? Strategies for promoting recruitment and retention. Making systems and relationships the focus of successful recruitment. Who you can engage to help raise awareness of the importance of clinical research and the value it brings to patients. Course material will be delivered through presentations, interactive online exercises and personal reflection. September 2nd 19:00-20:15 The role of the researcher in recruitment and retention in clinical research September 9th 19:00-20:15 Motivators for participation in clinical research September 16th 19:0-20:15 Strategies to support recruitment in clinical trials September 23rd 19:00 -20:15 Strategies to support retention in clinical trials Facilitators: Dr Leslie Gelling and Kelly Gleason

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Clinical Research: Getting Started! (four-part webinar series)

This webinar series has been designed to educate and support research staff at the forefront of patient care. It is aimed primarily at clinical research nurses and practitioners who are starting a career in clinical research, but would be suitable and open to all clinical research staff looking for a refresher course. The course has been developed by senior clinical research staff who have experienced the ‘highs and lows’ of working in clinical research. The course aims to demonstrate how Good Clinical Practice applies to the ‘life’ of a trial from a practical perspective whilst: teaching you how to work efficiently, dealing with the various demands and pressures of the many stakeholders whilst keeping patient care at the forefront. pointing you to the most important and best resources available. providing unique, practical tools to integrate immediately into practice to improve your efficiency. providing information to work more at ease with the regulation and legislation that governs research. helping you to understand better your role in the clinical research team and offering ideas for future career pathways in the field of clinical research. The course will be delivered through presentations and interactive online exercises. The facilitators aim to create a professional, relaxed atmosphere where everyone feels open to asking questions, relaying their own experiences and sharing ideas. This webinar series will be delivered every Wednesday between 19:00-20:15 over four consecutives weeks beginning September 30th. Course Facilitators: Lavinia Magee and Kelly Gleason

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Applying for Ethical Opinion in the NHS (four-part webinar series)

This webinar series will improve your knowledge and understanding of what you need to do to prepare an application and progress successfully through the NHS ethical review process to gain a favourable ethical opinion.If you wish to undertake research involving human participants within the NHS you must receive a favourable ethical opinion from a National Research Ethics Service (NRES) Research Ethics Committee (REC). This involves an application submitted using the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) which can be a complex and time-consuming process. This workshop will provide you with: an overview of research ethics in the NHS. an overview of the process for seeking an ethical opinion using IRAS. a practical guide to using IRAS. a step-by-step guide to preparing an IRAS application and supporting document. a practical guide to responding to the REC’s post-review comments. By the end of the course you will have a thorough understanding of the process and practical requirements for seeking a favourable ethical opinion to undertake research in the NHS. November 4th 19:00-20:15 Introduction to ethics and ethical approval in the NHS November 11th 19:00-20:15 Introduction to the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) November 18th 19:00-20:15 Preparing and submitting an application using IRAS November 25th 19:00-20:15 Preparing the participant information sheet and supporting documents The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Leslie Gelling.

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