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Reproductive Health and Childbirth

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

  • managing the study portfolio record
  • monitoring recruitment to target
  • providing advice on study design and feasibility
  • troubleshooting where recruitment is not matching projected targets
  • understanding wider issues related to participant recruitment
  • identifying potential sites for studies
  • identifying potential studies for Scotland participation
  • facilitating access to resources to support research including Research Nurses and Clinical Research Facilities
  • facilitating research networking 

Reproductive Health and Childbirth studies

Reproductive Health and Childbirth supports the delivery and promotion of high-quality clinical research studies in a wide range of areas, including:

  • preconception care
  • fertility treatments
  • endometriosis
  • miscarriages
  • heavy menstrual bleeding
  • pregnancy
  • delivery
  • post-natal care
  • urogynaecology
  • menopause

Patient, carer and public information

NHS Research Scotland is committed to actively involving patients, those who care for them and the public in all aspects of the research process, including shaping future research activity. Read more

Key Contacts

NRS Clinical Lead, Interim (Reproductive Health and Childbirth): Professor Abha Maheshwari

NRS Champion Support Manager (Reproductive Health and Childbirth): Dr Maria Rosario (Txaro) Amezaga