Working with us
BRTC offers collaboration and advice for investigators to develop and initiate new trials, especially those of a challenging or complex nature. Our usual approach is to establish full and formal academic collaboration at all stages of a project, including design, funding applications, conduct, analysis and reporting.
The BRTC is always interested to hear from clinicians and other trialists wishing to collaborate with us to design and deliver high quality randomised trials to address clinical questions of importance to the NHS, and public health (e.g. workplace or school-based interventions). Our core staff and associated methodologists have a track record of success in collaborating to design trials, write grant proposals, secure research governance, and advise on optimal recruitment, intervention and follow-up procedures. The BRTC are able to provide different levels of support to trials, each of which involves significant roles for the principal investigator and the BRTC in a genuine collaboration. It is BRTC policy for its involvement to be fully funded in the study grant, and as part of this to have at least one senior academic and one senior trial manager as co-applicants on the grant application.
The BRTC is usually unable to support studies with less than eight working weeks before a grant application deadline, since this would impact on other applications. We will consider approaches made later than this, especially if the funder's deadline for a commissioned call requires a rapid application, unless we are already fully committed.
Complete a collaboration application form