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Project management

The intention is to follow the model that was successfully employed in the national CSDH audit.


Each individual study will have:


Study Steering Group:

·         holds regular meetings (virtual or physical) to discuss the development of study protocol, ethics and grant applications (if applicable)

·         comprises of SBNS subspecialty group representatives, trainee lead investigator(s) and BNTRC representatives

·         provides direction, oversight and has overall responsibility for publications and reports


Trainee Lead Investigator(s):

·         responsible for drafting study protocol, ethics and grant applications (if applicable)

·         responsible for coordinating the study, data analysis and writing-up

·         responsible for updating the SBNS subspecialty group and BNTRC committee on the progress of the study and any problems encountered


Local Trainee Principal Investigator(s):

·         responsible for identifying a PI (Principal Investigator) at their unit – this is a Consultant who agrees to support the study locally

·         responsible for gaining local regulatory approvals

·         responsible for local patient recruitment and data collection

·         aim to engage other trainees who can help with patient recruitment and data collection


Local Trainee Collaborators:

·         all trainees can help with patient recruitment and data collection locally

·         will be acknowledged as PubMed citable co-authors in publications

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