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Brighton and Sussex JCRO confirmed as integrated element of BSMS clinical infrastructure
Since its formation in February 2019, Brighton and Sussex Joint Clinical Research Office (JCRO) has provided specialised research support for clinicians and academics working with the NHS. As a joint office governed by both local universities and two local NHS trusts, the JCRO has been instrumental in bringing partners together to establish successful joint practices. The tangible benefits of the JCRO can be seen in increased grant submissions, as well as in successful applications, over the last 3 years of its existence.
Just as significantly, the JCRO has increased the confidence of academics working with the NHS, inspiring them to apply for complex and broader-reaching projects, knowing the JCRO is there to help them. The JCRO has also provided invaluable guidance on the set-up of awarded projects, with such elements as HRA approval, contracting, and signposting to sponsorship, and also developed the Pre-Sponsorship Review Panel, pooling knowledge and experience from all partners to improve the quality of projects seeking sponsorship.
In the film below, the partners and the researchers who have worked with JCRO reflect on the positive changes brought about since its inception.
The success of this work has now led to the BSMS recognising the JCRO as a vital component of local clinical research infrastructure, and as such an integral part of its Joint Board’s five year plan.
Professor Malcolm Reed, Dean of BSMS, said: “BSMS is committed to putting clinical research at the heart of its future, working towards establishing Brighton and Sussex as a centre of excellence nationally. I have been delighted to see the advances the JCRO has made in fostering good research and integrating key regional stakeholders towards this aim, and look forward to working alongside them in all our future endeavours."
Tanya Telling, Head of JCRO, said “It has been a joy to be involved in the development of the JCRO over the last 3 years and to see the progress made in partnership working to enable improved support for those wishing to research in the NHS. There is enormous potential going forward for continued improvements and innovations that will mean clinicians and academics working across our partner organisations are in a better position to apply for more and larger grant application with a higher chance of success. I encourage you to get in touch with us today if you have ideas for clinical research and we will work with you to develop your proposal.”
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There are research funding opportunities now available from the NIHR, via the Research for Patient Benefit initiative and the Applied Research Collaboration.
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