‘A multidisciplinary team promoting, co-ordinating and facilitating all aspects of high quality research within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’
The R&D Management office acts as a catalyst for discovery and innovation within NHS GG&C. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude, striving to support both experienced and new researchers in the design and execution of high quality research studies and ensure compliance to all regulatory requirements.
As the busiest R&D office in Scotland, we received in excess of 700 new research applications in 2018 and have approximately 1000 studies ongoing at any one time. To ensure consistency of contact, and to help develop an in-depth understanding of therapy area-specific research projects, the NHS GG&C R&D Management office has adopted a ‘portfolio-team’ structure. The portfolio teams form the functional core of R&D and are comprised of Research Co-ordinators, Research Facilitators, Co-ordinator’s Assistants and clerical support staff.
The teams work together to support and encourage investigators and manage the R&D process from concept to approval and final report. Specifically, Research Co-ordinators and Facilitators act as an ‘advocate’ for the researcher and balance the administrative burden associated with clinical research against regulatory requirements.