The best practice guides are aimed at staff working in clinical research within the NHS, specifically at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The various guides have been authored by the staff carrying and supervising such functions and therefore contain links to relevant Standard Operating Procedures, Trust Policies and template documents as well as practical advice on how the materials can be used.


The guides are listed below and you can click the individual Hyperlinks to open a PDF version of the document;

  1. Health Research Authority (HRA) Basics
  2. Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  3. Clinical Trials Safety Reporting
  4. Site File Management
  5. Responsibilities of Investigators Conducting Research
  6. Sponsorship and Funding
  7. Submission Guidance
  8. Capacity and Capability form guidance
  9. Hosted Amendment Guidance
  10. Research Study Activation and checklist
  11. Pharmacy Clinical Trials
  12. Essential Documents
  13. Radiation Exposures in Clinical Research
  14. Local Portfolio Management System (LPMS) and Recruitment Upload
  15. Non-Commercial Process and Costs
  16. Principles of CRF completion, source data, data locks and worksheets
  17. Commercial Studies – Costing
  18. Commercial Studies – Feasibility, Site Selection and Communication
  19. Finance: Pre-award & Raising Invoices
  20. Additional Committees

In addition to the list above, the Document Search Tool on the NJRO website can be filtered by Research ‘Job Role’ to indicate which sections of this document are essential for each group of staff.  As well as the best practice guides, the tool incorporates all NJRO Policies, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and Templates that have been deemed appropriate for the NuTH research workforce. 

If you have any questions relating to the documents or would like to raise a change request please contact the NJRO Informatics team on nuth.njro.informatics@nhs.net who will raise a request on your behalf or contact the relevant document author.