Developing a global perspective: Universitas 21

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just have a little peek over the fence to see how other organisations work?  Wilma van Riel, Clinical Trials Quality Assurance Manager in MDS, is doing just that through her Universitas 21 Fellowship.  She is currently visiting the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, to learn more about how clinical research is managed and governed in UBC and its affiliated organisations.

Wilma told us, “It is exciting to meet with so many different experts in the field, to hear of their activities and exchange best practices.  Already I have learnt so much, and I have taken away plenty of ideas to explore further.”

Wilma has been invited to give a presentation to Canada’s quarterly clinical research network of networks (N2) stakeholders meeting, and a guest lecture for Clinical Research Professionals in British Columbia latter this month.  Both events will give unique opportunities to connect with an even larger group of clinical researchers.


MRC-Arthritis Research Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research (CMAR)

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The CMAR is a collaborative research venture between Birmingham and Nottingham Universities that aims to understand how ageing results in loss of musculoskeletal function and to use this knowledge to intervene and minimise age-related musculoskeletal decline and disease.  The major focus of our interventions is on exercise and diet, incorporating motivational psychology research to underpin improved uptake and adherence to lifestyle changes.

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Effective Post Award Management Workshop

Join us for the first R&KO Workshop of 2014!

Following the hard work of having your grant application awarded what next? Effective post award oversight and management of your project can often be an area of weakness particularly with those tricky finances. What are your roles and responsibilities and where can you get help? Come along to this 1 hour talk to find out the support available to you along with some hints and tips how to manage your projects well and make the most out of your award/s.

The workshop will be held on Thursday 20th February, 2-3pm in the IBR seminar room (N143)