Planning and conducting your research
It is important to be aware of reporting requirements and think about reporting when you are planning and conducting your research study:
- UK NIHR Clinical Trials Toolkit provides practical advice to researchers in designing and conducting publicly funded clinical trials in the UK. Through the use of an interactive routemap, this site provides information on best practice and outlines the current legal and practical requirements for conducting clinical trials.
- UK MRC Experimental Medicine Tool Kit provides guidance through the legal and good practice requirements when designing conducting and disseminating experimental medicine studies.
- UK MRC Data and Tissues Tool Kit provides practical help with the legislative and good practice requirements relating to the use of personal information and human tissue samples in healthcare research in the UK, e.g. Data Protection Act (1998), Human Tissue Acts. Much of the information, which is held in route maps, focuses on the planning and approvals stage of setting up a research project.
- The SPIRIT 2013 Statement provides guidance on the minimum content that should be included in a clinical trial protocol and consists of a 33-item checklist.
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