This page contacts guidance, forms and advice to help you with gaining confirmations you require here at LTHT.
Reporting issues in research studies to Research and Innovation
Managing incidents, issues and breaches in research is co-ordinated by the Trust R&I research governance team who oversee all research taking place at LTHT.
This guidance describes the type of issue, incident or breach you should report to the Trust R&I Department and, once reported, how the issue, incident or breach will be handled.
R&I Guidance Notes on how to gain confirmation
Gaining Clinical Service Unit (CSU) confirmation/ Applying to the Leeds Clinical Research Facility (LCRF)
CSU Capacity and Capability (C&C) Assessment Form (includes LCRF request form) Completion of this form is MANDATORY1st February 2018
List of Research Leads who can authorise CSU approval and C&C form
Contacting Support Departments
IRMER Form - Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations
Essential Documents (52 KB)
Approval request form (18 KB)
New Interventional Procedures
Approval request form -via link to LTHT intranet site
R&I Finance - Obtaining confirmation of study costings
Guidance for the completion of the Commercial costing checklist including FAQs
Guidance for the completion of the Non-commercial costing checklist including FAQs
NIHR Industry Costing Template - please use the latest NIHR template
Human Tissue Act (HTA)
To comply with the HT Act and related legislation, the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) and the University of Leeds (UoL) work collaboratively and share policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The joint Trust and UoL SOPs are available on the University website via the link below:
Guidance Notes (34 KB)
Sponsor CTIMP Standard Operating Procedures
LTHT/UoL Sponsored CTIMP Documents
SOPs for CTIMPs which are NOT sponsored by either LTHT or UoL can be found via this link (Internal link only).
- QCRES 01 A Researchers Guide to Pharmacovigilance v2.0
- QCRES 02 Researchers Guide to Protocol Deviations Violations and Potential GCP Breaches v2.0
- QCRES 03 Researchers guide to Notification of Amendments for UoL/LTHT Sponsored CTIMPs v3.0
- QCRES 04 Researchers Guide to appropriate Delegation of Duties for UoL/LTHT Sponsored CTIMPs v3.0
- QCRES 05 Version Control for Trial Documentation v2.0
- QCRES 06 Researchers Guide to Staff Training Records v3.0
- QCRES 07 Researchers Guide to Data Management v2.0
- QCRES 08 Researchers Guide to End of Trial Procedures v2.0
- QCRES 09 A Researchers guide to RSI V1.0
- QCRES 10 A researchers guide to Trial Steering Committees and Data Monitoring Committees v1.0
- LTU QM23 A Researchers Guide to Source Documentation v2.0
- CTT04A QM07 LTHT/UoL Clinical Trial Risk Assessment (CTRA) Form A v13.0
- CTT04B QM07 LTHT/UoL Clinical Trial Risk Assessment (CTRA) Form B v10.0
- CTT05 LTHT/UoL Sponsor Notification of CTIMP Amendment v13.0
- CTT07 Urgent Safety Measure form v11.0
- CTT12 TMF Contents v7.0
- CTT20 LTHT/UoL CTIMP Protocol Deviations, Violations and Potential GCP Breaches v7.0
- CTT21 Serious Adverse Event (SAE) Form v7.0
- CTT21 A SAE Form Supplemental page v3.0
- CTT55 LTHT/UoL DSUR Template v2.0
- CTT58 Data Management Plan v2.0
- Template mNCA V12.0
CTIMP News & Updates
- How to get the most out of QA monitoring
Please see below for the latest QA bulletin which provides guidance regarding LTHT/UoL Monitoring
- CTIMP GCP Protocol Deviation Guidance
Please see below for the latest QA bulletin which provides guidance regarding Serious Breaches/Protocol Deviations in LTHT/UoL Sponsored CTIMP's
- CTIMP GCP MHRA inspection Guidance
Please see below for the latest QA bulletin which provides guidance regarding preparing for a LTHT & UoL CTIMP GCP MHRA inspection.
- CTIMP Laboratory Guidance
Please see below for the QA bulletin which provides Laboratory Guidance for CTIMPs Sponsored by LTHT or UoL.
- CTIMP Source Data Management
Please see below for the QA bulletin which provides guidance on Source Data Management for CTIMPs Sponsored by LTHT or UoL:
- Update to the ICH Guidance for Good Clinical Practice document
The ICH Guideline for Good Clinical Practice E6 (R1) has been updated to incorporate numerous additions - the updated document is entitled ‘Integrated Addendum to ICH E6 (R1): Guideline for Good Clinical Practice E6 (R2)’ and came into effect on 14 June 2017.
The addendum impacts directly on Sponsors, Investigators, and Institutions. The ICH have provided the below summary presentation of the addendums made on their website for reference. However, please see the E6 (R2) document itself for full context and detail:
Please note: As per the addendum, in the event of any conflict between the E6(R1) and E6(R2) addendum text, the E6(R2) should take priority.
- End of Trial Procedures for CTIMPs Sponsored by LTHT or UoL
Please see below for the QA bulletin which provides guidance on End of Trial Procedures for CTIMPs Sponsored by LTHT or UoL:
- Consent and Eligibility
Correct documentation of consent and eligibility is a MHRA hot topic - please see below for our QA bulletin which provides information regarding Consent and Eligibility:
- Reference Safety Information
Reference Safety Information (RSI) defines which reactions are expected for the Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) being administered to subjects participating in a clinical trial.
Please see below for our QA Bulletin which provides information regarding the purpose and application of Reference Safety Information.
For additional information regarding the application of Reference Safety Information, please see below for a blog post from the MHRA.
Leeds Dental Institute
Research and Innovation Strategy
The Research and Innovation Strategy, Engagement Document and Information for Patients leaflet are now available, outlining our aims and visions for the next five years as well as how you can get involved in research.
Research & Innovation Strategy 2015-20 (15.6 MB)
Research & Innovation Engagement Document (789 KB)
Clinical Research - Information for patients (1.7 MB)
NIHR Leeds Clinical Research Facility - Patient and Public Involvement Strategy 2015-17 (933 KB)
The Leeds Children's Hospital - Research & Innovation Strategy (1.7 MB)
LTHT R&I Policies
Clinical Research Delivery Staff
Guidance: Managing Trust research doctors & clinical research fellows
Guidance is now available on recruiting, training and supporting Trust research doctors and clinical research fellows. We wish to ensure that these non-training grade medical staff are fully supported and supervised in conducting the research element of their role and this guidance sets out key requirements.
Clinical research fellows - guidance for managers and clinical supervisors (41 KB)
Clinical research fellow template job description (48 KB)
Clinical research fellow template person specification - medicine (50 KB)
Clinical research fellow template person specification - surgery (46 KB)
Tips on writing a protocol