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Sub Groups

The following task and finish groups have been established within the Network to take forward priorities in four key areas as defined in the work programme.

General Terms of Reference for the sub groups can be found here.

Membership is detailed below:

 

Industry

To explore frameworks for facilitating and publicising collaborations with industry and small to medium enterprise and medical device companies. To share previous experiences of working with industry to achieve greater transparency and consistency into academic-industry collaborations, addressing key issues such as IP and publications policy. The group's individual terms of reference are available here.

Ian Ford (Chair)

Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit

Nicky Gower

Cancer Research UK & University College London Cancer Trials Centre (UCL CTC)

Diane Witham

Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

Sue Enright

Leicester Clinical Trials Unit

Manuela Antognozzi   

Bristol Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit

Richard Haynes

Oxford Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit

Simon Guy

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Laura Bousfield

NIHR CRN Representative

 

Core Infrastructure & Resources

To undertake a UK-wide review of Registered CTU core infrastructure funding with the aim of mapping the availability of resources and expertise to support design and delivery of clinical trials. Incorporating interaction with a range of funders and host institutions to publicise the importance and benefits of core infrastructure funding in the delivery of cost effective high quality clinical trials. The group's individual terms of reference are available here.

John Norrie (Chair)

Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials (CHaRT)

Philip Barley

Manchester Trials Coordination Unit (MAHSC-CTU)

Fiona Hogarth

Tayside Clinical Trials Unit

Helen Hickey

Liverpool Trials Collaborative

Jane Daniels

Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit

Kerry Hood

South East Wales Trials Unit

Chris Rogers

Bristol Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit

Sandra Eldridge

Barts and The London Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit

Andrea Corkhill  

Southampton Clinical Trials Unit

Vicky Napp

Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit

Lynn Murphy

Northern Ireland Clinical Trials Unit

Liz Tremain

NIHR NETS CC

Ian Walker

Cancer Research UK

 

Efficient Trial Conduct

Exploring new approaches and systems to improve efficient trial conduct. e. Operational themed meetings -Quality Assurance, Information Systems and Statistics in order to share best practice and to help develop standard approaches to common issues. The group's individual terms of reference are available here.

Lelia Duley (Chair)

Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

Alexa Gillman

The Institute of Cancer Research Clinical Trials & Statistics Unit (ICR-CTSU)

Alison McDonald

Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials (CHaRT)

Charlotte Rawcliffe

Liverpool Trials Collaborative

Marian Duggan

Cancer Research UK & University College London Cancer Trials Centre (UCL CTC)

Jude Watson

York Trials Unit

Stephanie Goldby

Leicester Clinical Trials Unit

Tim Sprosen

Oxford Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit

Janet Messer

Health Research Authority

Peter Thompson

NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre

Juliana Araujo

NIHR Central Commissioning Facility

Louise Lambert

NIHR Clinical Research Network

Kate Fenton

NETS CC

Angela Casbard

Wales Cancer Trials Unit

Ann Marie Swart

Norwich Clinical Trials Unit

Suzanne Hartley

UKTMN Working Group

 

Insurance

To explore different approaches to working with the insurance industry, to share experiences, seek best practice, and to campaign for better deals to cover both national and international clinical trials. The group's individual terms of reference are available here.

 

Sean Jennings

Birmingham Units - Collective Nomination

Carole Turner

Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit

Chris Shaw

Cardiff Units - Combined Nomination

Graham Waite

Oxford Units - Combined Nomination

Catrina Forde

Tayside Clinical Trials Unit

Patricia Henley

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Clinical Trials Unit

Jennifer Wilkinson

Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit

Fleur Hudson

Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London

Gerrard Collins

Barts Clinical Trials Unit

 

Participant Data Sharing 

To facilitate the implementation of data sharing good practice across the UKCRC registered CTU network, to provide advice and support to CTUs about data sharing, and to liaise with external organisations regarding data sharing. The group's individual terms of reference are available here

 

Catrin Tudor Smith (Chair)

Liverpool Trials Collaborative

Andrea Cipriani

Oxford Cognitive Health & Neuroscience CTU

Roger Stafford

CRUK/UCL CTU

Nicola Howe

Newcastle CTU

Sandra Eldridge

Barts Pragmatic CTU

Neil Wright

Barts Pragmatic CTU

Richard Ostler

Barts CTU

Steff Lewis

Edinburgh CTU

Matt Sydes

MRC CTU @ UCL

Liz Tremain

NETS CC

Lelia Duley

Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

Sharon Kean

Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit

Carrol Gamble

Liverpool Clinical Trials Collaborative

Gill Booth

Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit

Stuart Douglas Participant/Patient Representative

Julie Hepburn                                                      Participant/Patient Representative

Operational Groups:

Three operational themed groups have been created  in order to share best practice and to help develop standard approaches to common issues in the areas of Quality Assurance, Information Systems, and Statistics. Each Group will include a representative from each member CTU led by a core steering committee, members are as follow:

Quality Assurance:

Claire Snowdon - The Institute of Cancer Research Clinical Trials & Statistics Unit (ICR-CTSU)

Patricia Henley - London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine CTU

Gill Booth (Chair) - Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit

Simon Kerridge - Oxford Primary Care and Vaccines Collaborative Clinical Trials Unit

Nicole Gower - CR UK and UCL Cancer Trials Centre

The group's individual terms of reference are available here.

 

Statistics:

Carrol Gamble (Chair) - Liverpool Trials Collaborative

Deborah Stocken - Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU)

Ed Juszczak - NPEU Clinical Trials Unit (University of Oxford)

Steff Lewis - Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit

Mike Bradburn - Sheffield Clinical Trials Unit

The group's individual terms of reference are available here.

 

Information Systems:

Ian Kennedy - Diabetes Trials Unit (University of Oxford)

Sharon Kean (Chair) - Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit

Will Crocombe - Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit

Carolyn McNamara - The Institute of Cancer Research Clinical Trials & Statistics Unit

Duncan Appelbe - Liverpool Trials Collaborative

Tim Chater - Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit

The group's individual terms of reference are available here.

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