Trauma and Orthopaedics
NCTU has been awarded funding from the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) to support the development of clinical trials in trauma and orthopaedics in the UK.
Are you a registered member of the BOA and have an interest in trauma and orthopaedic research?
How we will support you:
- Sandpit events to develop study ideas
- Research co-production workshops (question development, networking)
- Orthopaedic Trials Research Day, preceding BOA annual congress
- Registration of appropriate T&O trials with the NIHR Associate PI scheme
- Patient and public involvement and engagement in T&O research
- New in-person and virtual training events for T&O Associate PIs/PIs/new CIs
- Funded places on other NCTU short courses, please see further information at Short Courses
If you already have some experience in T&O clinical trials, for example as a co- or chief investigator, and are looking to collaborate with an experienced CTU to plan a future study, we would love to hear from you. Please see Working with NCTU.
Developing your research ideas for trials in trauma and orthopaedics
Date: 17th March 2023 Time: 9:00 - 13:00 Venue: Online
A free, online, half-day course from Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU), to help you develop your research ideas into fundable research applications
Course benefits: The Royal College of Surgeons of England has awarded up to 3 CPD points for this event
- Randomised clinical trials use robust methodology to ensure that healthcare interventions, such as surgical and other complex interventions, devices and drugs, are subject to a fair test of their effectiveness. Before designing a clinical trial, it may be necessary to complete preliminary feasibility research to assess whether a clinical trial is needed and to ensure the most appropriate design to address the research question.
- Online live talks and Q&A.
- Working with a CTU; defining your research question; feasibility; PPI; NIHR funding programmes. Whatever stage your research idea is at, this half-day course aims to help you chart a pathway to developing a randomised trial, including applying for suitable research funding.
- Ben Ollivere, Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma
- Alexia Karantana, Clinical Associate Professor of Hand Surgery
- Jane Daniels, Professor of Clinical Trials
- Trish Hepburn, Senior Medical Statistician
- Caroline Rick, Associate Professor of Clinical Trials
- Open to clinicians, including allied professionals. Postgraduate research degree* OR equivalent research experience; seeking to develop research experience in clinical trials in trauma and orthopaedics research.
* ongoing or completed PhD, MD or equivalent
To view our course flyer please click here.
To apply for a place on this course please complete this form
Funded places on our NCTU Short Courses
We are delighted to offer some new opportunities for BOA members and associates by funding a limited number of places on three NCTU short courses.
The courses on offer are:
· Fundamentals of Clinical Trials 5-day course: (Normally £800)
· Nottingham Systematic review course 4-day course: (Normally £985)
· Introduction to Statistics 3-day course: (Normally £480)
To be considered for a fully funded place on a course, you need to be a BOA member (full or associate) and *:
- Have a demonstrable interest/track record in clinical trials research.
- Have relevant research experience as evidence by any of the following:
o Involvement in clinical research conduct
o Peer-reviewed publication
o Award of research funding
- Have completed or be registered for relevant PhD
- Have relevant external fellowship completed / in-progress
- Be a PI or Associate PI for clinical trial(s)
*The indicators above are not exhaustive and it is not intended that applicants must fulfil all.
Applications to have a fully funded place on one of these courses will be released later in the year.
Any further enquiries please get in touch with us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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