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COVID-19 News

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

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
22 May 2020
Trial Manager of the Year launched »
We are delighted to introduce a new initiative for our members, Trial Manager of the Year, in order to reco...
13 May 2020
Career development for trial managers - PAPER PUBLISHED »
Where do we go from here? – Opportunities and barriers to the career development of trial managers: a survey of UK-based t...
13 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter to the Lancet published! »
Last September, Ian Roberts wrote a letter to the Lancet about the value of trial managers. As this a subject that is of p...
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...