NHS Research Scotland
Stroke Research Network
Glasgow hosts the NHS Research Scotland Scottish Stroke Research Network (NRS SSRN) for which Professor Matthew Walters (University of Glasgow) is the clinical lead and Claire McFarlane is the network manager. The SSRN Coordinating Centre is based in Glasgow at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
The SSRN is funded by the Chief Scientist Office and is steered by an Executive Group which represents four regional research committees: East Scotland, North East Scotland, South East of Scotland and West of Scotland. The Executive Group aims to include key stroke researchers in Scotland, plus representatives from the CSO, Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland and Stroke Association .
What research does the SSRN support?
NRS SSRN supports clinical trials and other well-designed studies that are feasible and fit the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) eligibility criteria. Our portfolio spans a broad range of high quality academic and commercial research activity covering all aspects of cerebrovascular disease including acute treatment, prevention and rehabilitation.
- The NRS SRN team comprises highly skilled Research Nurses employed for research duties and activities associated with stroke, Research Study Coordinators and Research Administrators all of whom have many years experience in Research and are GCP/ICH trained.
- Once approved by the coordinating centre team and Clinical Lead, we will register your study onto the UK Clinical Research Network (UKCRN) Portfolio Database and ensure your participant accrual is uploaded onto the database in a timely manner.
- The coordinating team can help with site selection and offer assistance and guidance to help you through the approvals process.
- Our team of research nurses, embedded within NHS Acute Stroke Units throughout Scotland, undertake research duties and activities associated with stroke and can assist and support researchers in the running of research projects.