Structuring and Reviewing Contracts for Clinical Research

Structuring and Reviewing Contracts for Clinical Research
Online From £249+VAT 5 Hours
Online Course
Wed 25 Sep 2024 09:10-15:00

This educational, online course will tackle particular contract problems and enhance understanding using case study-based course material. By reinforcing what the contract says and diving deeper into the detail of what that means, this interactive forum will deliver a practical understanding of the different types of contract.

Make sure you book before Friday 26th July to benefit from the NHS and Public Sector Early Bird, saving you £150 per place, plus you can also take advantage of a new special offer where if you book 3 places, you can get the 4th for free!

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

This unique day was previously described as "really helpful and enjoyable training." Your step by step guide:

  • Examine the nuances of clinical research contracts and overview NHS indemnity
  • Explore the suite of model contracts: what they cover and when to use them
  • Share examples of common areas of negotiation and modifications, and avoiding classic pitfalls
  • Gain a guide to Material Transfer Agreements
  • Identify how to avoid disputes and safeguard your interests

Developed with convenience in mind: join this NHS online course remotely

Take away useful techniques and new skills to use in your day-to-day work routine, plus benefit from:

  •  Meeting each other – network and find out what’s going on outside your trust in breakout rooms
  •  Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – discover tangible solutions to your frustrations and challenges in the main meeting room
  •  Taking part in collaborative interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  •  Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main meeting room

This course is available for in-house training

Available as bespoke training to teams of 30+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this course delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Join, technical support and instructions
Chair’s opening remarks
David Powell, Research Contracts Adviser, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Clinical research contracts: understanding the nuances
  • Why are contracts needed?
  • Contract basics
  • Which contracts need to be reviewed
  • Overview of the UK model agreements
  • Legalese – an introduction to legal terms
  • Overview of NHS indemnity
Question, answer and discussion session
Screen break
Making modifications to the standard model contracts for clinical research
  • Exploring the suite of model contracts: what they cover and when to use them
  • Sharing examples of common areas of negotiation and modifications, and avoiding classic pitfalls
  • Gaining legal insight into acceptable changes: ensuring you are covered
  • Inclusion of foreign law provisions when working with international companies
Question, answer and discussion session
Lunch time screen break
Contracting outside of the clinical research model agreement remit
  • Understanding the range of clinical studies and their different contracting needs
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • A guide to Material Transfer Agreements: when might the protocol be enough?
  • Best practice sub-contracting outside the NHS and between NHS organisations
Question, answer and discussion session
Screen break
Common areas of dispute and practical examples of clinical research contracts
  • Avoiding disputes: essential insight to safeguard your interests
  • Practical guidance and experienced reassurance: quick legal insight into areas of concern
  • Examples and case studies of common hurdles and trip points for NHS Trusts
Question, answer and discussion session
Closing remarks
Close of day

Share in first-hand experience

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David Powell

Research Contracts Adviser
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Andrew Johnston

Legal Director
DAC Beachcroft LLP

Pricing structure

  • £249 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place when booked by Friday 26th July 2024
  • £399 + VAT (each) for one NHS or public sector place when booked after Friday 26th July 2024
  • Group discount - 4 places for the price of 3

If you would like to make a group booking across more than one online course, you can. Email Sophie Richardson who will be able to assist you.

This course is available for in-house training 

If you have a group of 30 or more members of staff who require this training, then why not commission your own on-site course? Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team.

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online training taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the course.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available. If you would like to attend a zoom practice session before the event takes place, please let us know by emailing You will have the opportunity to meet an SBK Healthcare staff member who will ensure you are able to access zoom, that your camera and microphone work and you are fully set-up for the day. This is optional but if you do wish to attend, please use the same device that you plan to use on the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the course by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavor to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavor to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

If you have attended a past Clinical Contracts course, are looking to brush up your understanding or have particular problem contracts in front of you, this case study driven course will progress your understanding with the practicalities of fitting into different types of contract explained using detailed examples of dealing with the nuances. Come together and network with:

  • R&D, Contracts and Finance Officers
  • Research Nurses
  • Clinical Trial Support Co-ordinators
  • Industry, Business and Legal Service Administrators

If you have a team that is 30 people or more, you can have a bespoke workshop delivered online to your team alone. Please contact Sarah Kemm or telephone 01732 897788.

Past attendee feedback

This interactive course was described as 'a well run workshop with excellent content', 'useful' and 'informative'. Here are just a few comments that we have received for this training:

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"A well run workshop which has clearly been carefully cultivated to provide a good mixture of knowledge and first hand experiences within contracting. Excellent content particularly within contracting outside of the model agreements"
- Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Structuring and Reviewing Contracts for Clinical Research, 2020
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"It was great to learn about the depths of contracts"
- Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Structuring and Reviewing Contracts for Clinical Research 2020
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"I have found it really informative especially in respect to understanding some of the legal terms and what they are holding the parties to account to. I have also found it really useful to see the variations that can be put in place"
- University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Structuring and Reviewing Contracts for Clinical Research, 2020

Why sponsor?

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing oncology forums offer dedicated presentations, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be fully immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact: 

Sarah Kemm

Contact: 01732 897788