North West London - Attributing the costs of health and social care Research and Development (AcoRD)
Attributing the costs of NHS research is a complex process and can be daunting to both researchers and R&D staff. Accurate cost attribution, however, ensures that research studies are fully funded and can be set up and delivered without unnecessary delays.
Correct cost identification at the grant application stage is a requirement of all major research funders. Furthermore, all non-commercial researchers must now include cost attribution in the Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Template (SoECAT) submitted to the Health Research Authority (HRA). The SoECAT is then used by the R&D departments as the basis for assessing, arranging and confirming capacity and capability to participate in research studies.
This course will equip R&D staff with the skills needed to undertake research cost attribution. The session combines theory with practical work. The attendees will participate in several practical activities, including reviewing and costing an actual study protocol.
The following topics will be covered in the course:
• National guidance on NHS R&D costs
• Basic principles behind the current guidance
• Attribution process
• Brief overview of SoECAT
• Costing support available through CRN Study Support Service
There are no prerequisites for this course (the course assumes little or no prior knowledge of AcoRD).
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