"Oxford is a world-renowned centre for medical research, and the Emergency Department at the OUH NHS FT is rapidly becoming a significant locus for academic Emergency Medicine - under the aegis of EMROx, the department provides an ideal platform from which to embark on a research project or career. We welcome approaches from all who are interested, irrespective of role, stage of career, or previous academic experience, and look to provide opportunities for each and everyone to contribute towards and learn from research .
The projects listed on these pages enumerate the various studies under the EMROx banner while the resources provide useful links to the best research guidance in the region. If you're a novice in research, do watch the informative video below explaining how clinical research is organised in the UK. If you have an idea for research get in touch with our team who will be glad to guide and support you. We are currently engaged with and supporting a broad and extensive variety of projects, and if any or many pique your scientific curiosity, come and join in. Let us know how you would like to contribute and we can define roles based on your interest and time.
If you're passionate about research but unsure about how you can contribute, speak with one of our team and we will help you find your path - we look forward to having you join us as we face the challenges and rewards of research in Emergency Medicine!"
Introductory video on how clinical research in the UK is organised.
Current and future Research Projects in the Emergency Department
Paediatric Emergency Medicine Research
Want to know more about research in the Emergency Department?
The NIHR learn provides faces to face and online Good Clinical Practice training, as well as other research courses for free.
Keep yourself up to date with GCP training
The Research Governance Team provides support throughout the research journey, from acting as sponsor for certain studies to providing local Trust Management Approval and GCP compliant training.
"Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted. Compliance with GCP provides public assurance that the rights, safety and wellbeing of research participants are protected and that research data are reliable."- NIHR
"For clinical trials, the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) (2004) regulations require that all staff are trained to carry out their duties on each study they are working on." - NIHR "For those who are experienced in the conduct of clinical trials, a package is available to enable them to ensure that their knowledge has remained at an acceptable and safe level. New online revalidation quizzes will be available starting 6th of March 2018." - Research Support Oxford University https://researchsupport.admin.ox.ac.uk/ctrg/training/gcp
Good Clinical Practice training is available face to face or online through the NIHR http://learn.nihr.ac.uk/login/index.php or the Oxford University Research Support https://researchsupport.admin.ox.ac.uk/ctrg/training/gcp
Research funding can be obtained from the National Institute for Health Research. The guidelines for applying for research funding can be found in the NIHR website under Funding and Support. Funding for research is also available through the industries.
Information and guidelines on performing Clinical Audit is available in the OUH NHSFT intranet under the Clinical Governance.