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COVID-19 News

Please see below for links to the latest news from the government and trial regulatory bodies. 

NIHR Guidance in the event of a second wave of COVID-19:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/nihr-issues-guidance-to-ensure-research-protected-in-a-second-wave/25858

Government guidelines and information for the general public:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

MHRA guidelines for managing clinical trials: 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/managing-clinical-trials-during-coronavirus-covid-19

MHRA Guidance for COVID-19: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mhra-guidance-on-coronavirus-covid-19

HRA COVID-19 Guidance and Information: 

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/

HRA Guidance for Sponsors, Sites and Researchers: 

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and-improving-research/policies-standards-legislation/covid-19-guidance-sponsors-sites-and-researchers/

NIHR information and guidance for current and COVID-19 studies: 

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/covid-19/

NIHR guidance for re-starting trials: 

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/supporting-the-restart-of-paused-nihr-research-activities/24890

EMA Guidance and Information: 

https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/overview/public-health-threats/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Trial Forge COVID-19 Resources: 

https://www.trialforge.org/covid-19-resources/


Here you can read news relevant to the trial management profession. News is sorted into categories under the relevant headings.

UKTMN News
15 September 2020
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13 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter to the Lancet published! »
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07 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UKTMN Autumn 2018 Newsletter »
The latest edition of the UKTMN newsletter is now available for our members!  The UKTMN has been a hive of activ...
03 December 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
UKTMN announce involvement with MRC HTMR future research! »
We are excited to announce that following the successful application to the MRC-NIHR Methodology Research Programme by the...

General
01 May 2020
UKTMN Annual Conference Postponed »
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are disappointed to announce that the UKTMN Annual Conference scheduled for 21 September...
07 April 2020
COVID-19 Core Outcome Set - Take part »
On behalf of the COVID-19-COS Committee: In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, much research is underway to inf...
03 April 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
#Red4Research Day »
On the front line and behind the scenes are incredible research teams collectively working to develop new diagnostics and...
13 February 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEJM paper published - trial guidelines »
The New England Journal of Medicine has published an article from researchers from the Nuffield Department of Population H...
05 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paper published in Trials - Ensuring trial conduct is consistent with trial design »
Great to see a new publication which recognises the importance of staff experience and expertise in trial conduct and deli...

Conferences and Training
30 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Short courses announced by ICTM at UCL »
Several courses and new dates for 2019/2020 have been announced by the Institute of Clinical Trials Methodology at UCL. Wi...
12 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRC HTMR Trial Conduct Webinar Recordings Now Available »
The MRC HTMR have provided some really interesting webinars over the past few months, including SWATs and conducting trial...

Research Governance
08 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Participant Identification Centre Agreements now available »
Participant Identification Centres Model Participant Identification Centre (PIC) agreements have now been publishe...
04 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Supply Disruption Response and clinical trials information in the event of a no-deal »
Important information has been released by the Department of Health and Social Care regarding the conduct of clinical tria...