HRB CRCI Feasibility and Study Start-up Working Group (SFSWG)

HRB CRCI Feasibility and Study Start-up Working Group (SFSWG)

 

Background

The HRB CRCI National Study Feasibility Programme was established in 2015 and connects potential investigators with academic and industry sponsors with an aim of securing more research opportunities for Irish investigators and their patients. HRB CRCI act as the channel through which study feasibilities can be distributed and completed efficiently and at our centres, Each CRF/C has a HRB CRCI “study feasibility and start-up facilitator”, with responsibility for efficient delivery of investigator and site selection and study start-up and first patient first visit timelines within the respective units, in collaboration with other colleagues, as applicable.

Mission

The mission of the SFSWG is to facilitate cooperation and sharing within the HRB CRCI partnerships with respect to efficient delivery of investigator and site selection and study start-up and first patient first visit timelines, such that harmonisation is promoted, duplication is avoided, and available resource is maximised.

Work Group Structure and Membership

Meetings of the working group are chaired by the CTLM and core membership is composed of the following:

  • CTLM of HRB CRCI.
  • HRB CRCI study feasibility & start-up facilitator(s) at the partner CRF/Cs. Where the role is split between two staff members, the two members can attend but the partner CRF/C will have one vote.
  • If not already covered by the above, a clinical representative (one representative on behalf of all six partner institutions).