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Submit a trial idea

Send us your research suggestions

The Network is open to trial suggestions from UK DCTN members based in the UK and Eire. If you are not experienced in setting up and running a clinical trial don't worry - the Network can help with all aspects of funding, design and implementation of clinical trials. 

Application process

If you would like to suggest a trial idea to the UK DCTN, you will need to:

  • complete the relevant form, either: 
  • Outline proposal -  for an early proposal to ‘sound out’ an idea use our short outline proposal form
  • Full vignette - if you have a more developed research proposal with the backing of a team, use this  research proposal vignette form
  • Fast track - if you are responding to a commissioned call with a short deadline then use our full vignette form for our expert advice
  • send it to the UK DCTN Co-ordinator
  • our Trial Generation & Prioritisation Panel or internal team will review your idea and may send recommendations for improvement.
  • when approved you will be invited to present your research proposal to the UK DCTN Steering Committee. 

It is advised that you establish a small research team to support you.

A good example of a completed vignette  is shown here, use this as a guide of what information we need from you.

It is usual practice that the author of a vignette becomes the clinical lead for a study. See here what is involved in being a clinical lead.

 

How we can help

If you submit an idea for a clinical trial, and it is approved by our steering group, then we can assist in getting your trial up and running in the following ways:

  • Facilitate and advise on development of trial protocol and co-ordinate study teams
  • Conduct membership surveys to assist with trial design
  • Co-ordinate and help write applications for funding
  • Ongoing publicity for your study
  • Promote the benefits of collective effort within the Network
  • Encourage and develop the involvement of service users/consumers
  • Identify potential recruiting sites for your study
  • Dissemination of results for maximum impact.

 

A good example of a completed vignette  is shown here, use this as a guide of what information we need from you. If you do not have all the information you can submit an early outline proposal instead.

It is usual practice that the author of a vignette becomes the clinical lead for a study. See here what is involved in being a clinical lead.

 

Conducting a pilot study is highly likely to increase the probability that your main study will be funded.

 

 

 

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UK DCTN annual themed research call

Apply for our £10,000 research development fund. There is a new theme each year.

  • 2020 - Psychological interventions  for people with skin disease

Please remember to read the terms and conditions before applying for this award.  You can download an application form (Word doc.) here.  

Please email ukdctn@nottingham.ac.uk or call 0115 8468625 if you would like to discuss this annual award.

Deadline for applications: July 2020 (tbc)

Please see more information on the funding awards page

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network


Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology
The University of Nottingham King's Meadow Campus, Rm A103
Lenton Lane, Nottingham
NG7 2NR, UK

Email: UKDCTN@nottingham.ac.uk