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For researchers

Oxford University Hospitals supports high quality research within world class facilities and our specialist Research and Development team can help progress studies quickly and efficiently.

Our Joint Research Office brings together all aspects of research governance, finance, contract and support services, spanning both Oxford University Hospitals and the University of Oxford.

The Research Governance Team supports and advises researchers in meeting the requirements of local and UK regulatory frameworks.

The Finance Team offers advice and support in costing studies and has a role in managing accounts for commercial and non-commercial trials. Contracts are negotiated with external organisations for commercial and non-commercial trials.

The team also has an ongoing monitoring responsibility for clinical trials and other studies sponsored by Oxford University Hospitals and for audit of research hosted by the Trust.

OUH is committed to strengthening research delivery and research capability and capacity building by its nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. To this end it has created a Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation Leadership Team, whose aim is to support staff to develop their careers in research.

Shelford Group guide to clinical trials set-up

The Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries (ABPI), Shelford Group Chief Executive and Medical Directors and R&D leaders in the NHS (UKRD) have worked together with pharmaceutical company representatives to identify how to reduce trial timelines and increase patients' access to research.

Oxford University Hospitals was involved in these discussions.

The result is a best practice guide aimed at helping to improve clinical trial set-up processes in the UK:

Clinical trials best practice guide 2024 (pdf) - Shelford Group


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Last reviewed:14 December 2023