Developing your research ideas in trials in trauma and orthopaedics

Key information about the course

This event will be held online from 9:00-13:00 on Friday 6th May 2022.

This is a free, half-day course from Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU), established as part of the BOA CTU initiative, to help you develop your research ideas into fundable research applications. Whatever stage your research idea is at, this half-day course aims to help you chart a pathway to developing a randomised trial, including applying for suitable research funding.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England has awarded up to 3 CPD points for this event.

To apply for a place on this course, please complete the form here.


Course description:

Randomised clinical trials use robust methodology to ensure that drugs, devices and other interventions are subject to a fair test of their effectiveness. Before designing a clinical trial, it may be necessary to complete preliminary feasibility research to assess whether a clinical trial is needed and to ensure the most appropriate design to address the research question.

Course Content:
  • Working with a CTU
  • Defining your research question
  • Feasibility
  • PPI
  • NIHR funding programmes
  • Open to clinicians, including allied professionals
  • Postgraduate research degree* OR equivalent research experience
  • Seeking to develop as a chief investigator who will lead clinical trials in trauma and orthopaedics research

*ongoing or completed PhD, MD or equivalent

Contact information

For any course enquiries please email [email protected] 
For further information on the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, please visit the website here.