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ACCORD Update Webinars

A webinar series delivered by the ACCORD Office highlighting updates in R&D process and practice.

This webinar series commenced in April 2022 and has been delivered by the NHS Lothian ACCORD Office and facilitated by Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility. 


Upcoming webinars  ​​

All webinars will be delivered online. Booking links for each webinar will be available on this page when registration opens. 


Information Governance and Caldicott requirements for Research through NHS Lothian R&D and DataLoch

Friday 26 August 2022

13:00 - 14:00 BST

This ACCORD event will provide an overview of what Investigators & Sponsors need to consider when planning to work on a research project in Lothian that involves processing personal information from research participants and routine clinical records. The presenters will provide information on the University of Edinburgh DataLoch, as well as local Caldicott and Information Governance/IT Security requirements when processing NHS Lothian patient data.


  • Pamela Linksted  (DataLoch Information Governance Manager)
  • Pavlina Yaneva McGovern  (R&D Information Governance Lead)


Book here 26/08/2022 (link to external Zoom website)



Contracts and Costings 

Thursday 22 September 2022

13:00 - 14:00 BST

This ACCORD update event will focus on contracts and costing requirements for clinical research taking place in Lothian.  Our experts from the NHS Lothian R&D team and the University of Edinburgh Research Office will summarise all you need to know for both locally sponsored and hosted research projects.


  • Dr Douglas Young (Principal R&D Manager, NHSL)
  • Glen Merritt (R&D Accountant & SoECAT Specialist, NHSL)
  • Clare Whittaker (Head of Research Contracts, Governance and Integrity, UoE)
  • Dr Jen Hazelton (Head of Research Funding in Edinburgh Research Office, UoE)


Book here 22/09/2022  (link to external Zoom website)


September 2022 
Combined Review – The Story so Far
October 2022
Risk Assessment and Adaptation for Clinical Trials 
November 2022 
Recruiting Adults with Incapacity in Healthcare Research 
December 2022 
Ask ACCORD - Q&A Session 


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Suggestions for future webinars (link to external website)