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Our role is to support the delivery of high quality clinical research. We help to manage participant recruitment to time and target, both for studies which are led from Scotland, and studies led from other nations which Scottish sites are participating in. We provide support in the following areas:

  • managing the study portfolio record
  • monitoring the attainment of recruitment targets
  • providing advice on study design and feasibility
  • troubleshooting issues with poor recruitment
  • identifying potential sites for studies
  • facilitating access to resource to support research, for example through the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) Research Nurses
  • facilitating research links and networking

We focus on research that deals with the investigation, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of all types and stages of cardiovascular disease. This means we support a range of research studies such as those involving heart failure, blood pressure, heart defects, heart muscle disease and surgery including:

  • studies involving devices in diseases of the heart including valves and arteries
  • studies involving high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • studies into rhythm disturbance of the heart, surgery and sudden death

Our aim is to have a beneficial impact on quality of life by ensuring that people who have cardiovascular disease have the opportunity to know about and participate in relevant clinical research studies.

Information for patients, carers and the public

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Key Contacts

Clinical Research Champion: Professor Lis Neubeck

Network Manager: Mary McAuley

Follow NRS Cardiovascular on Twitter, @NRS_CVResearch