Research During the Pandemic Webinars
A webinar series highlighting the successes, challenges and lessons learnt delivering clinical research in Edinburgh during the Covid-19 pandemic
This webinar series commenced in October 2020 and has been created collaboratively between Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility and the NHS Lothian ACCORD Office.
- Video: Research During the Pandemic Webinar Series
- A webinar series highlighting the successes, challenges and lessons learnt delivering clinical research in Edinburgh during the Covid-19 pandemic.
1st October 2020
Dr Heather Charles and Paul Dearie discuss how The ACCORD Office managed their response during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic to support clinical research in Edinburgh; from adapting to new ways of working, having to halt research studies, supporting Covid-19 related studies and supporting the re-start of studies. This session reflects on the challenges, successes and lessons learned during the period from March-September 2020.
29th October 2020
Dr Annemarie Docherty, Wellcome Fellow and Consultant in Critical Care discusses the ISARIC study. This observational study has recruited approximately two thirds of patients of all ages admitted to hospital in the UK with Covid-19 and has been used to understand the changing epidemiology of Covid-19, and inform government bodies in near-real time.
10th November 2020
Lee Murphy, the Head of the Genetics Core, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility, discusses the work of the Genetics Core during the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting the way the Core adapted their work to contribute towards Covid studies.
Webinar 4: How expedited processes that came in for Covid speeded things up & what will happen when these return to normal
26th November 2020
Alex Bailey discusses how expedited processes that came in for Covid speeded things up & what will happen when things return to normal.
Webinar 5: Doing the best we can; Clinical research staff's activity to date in the Covid 19 pandemic
10th December 2020
Miranda Odam and Steve McSwiggan discuss the work of clinical research staff during the COVID 19 pandemic. Looking at the work done with the initial Covid Research Group as an example of forward and adaptable planning, the pressure of screening and recruiting to UPH badged projects, and the clinical pull of staff including the reprioritisation of research and its visibility.
19th January 2021
Dr Andy Liken and Al Innes from the Edinburgh Research Office (ERO) take us through the changes to the current funding landscape. Highlighting some of the grant opportunities that exist in the Covid-19 era as well as some of the cuts to funding from organisations and charities. Our ERO experts provide a heap of resources and support to help make this experience as painless as possible.
4th February 2021
Professor Stuart Ralston discusses medicines regulation in his role as Chair of the Commission on Human Medicines
4th March 2021
Elizabeth Craig, Senior Clinical Trials Monitor in ACCORD, discusses the way she and her team adapted ways of working to ensure Sponsor oversight of clinical trials whilst working remotely. She discusses the question: Can you maintain Sponsor oversight without leaving home?
20th April 2021
Katie Wells, the National Coordinator for the PREVENT Dementia Programme, discusses her role in managing multiple study sites across 3 nations during the Covid-19 pandemic. She describes how the research has been impacted by the pandemic and the steps taken to restart this important healthy volunteer research.
20th May 2021
Professor Alex MaMahon, Executive Nurse Director for NHS Lothian, reflects on the Covid pandemic from his perspective. This webinar was delivered to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day 2021.
28th July 2021
During this webinar, Ellie Hunter (Clinical Vaccination Manager) and Pat Wynne (Director of Nursing Primary and Community Care) discuss the challenges and successes of setting up the Covid Vaccination Programme in NHS Lothian and explore future plans.