Updates following Implementation of the UK Local Information Pack

Updates following Implementation of the UK Local Information Pack

Updates following Implementation of the UK Local Information Pack

Participant Identification Centres

Model Participant Identification Centre (PIC) agreements have now been published and are available on IRAS Help alongside guidance.

PICs are NHS/HSC organisations that identify potential research participants.  They are not research sites and should not be treated in the same way as research sites.

What contracting arrangements should be put in place with NHS/HSC PICs?

NHS/HSC PICs should be set up by through a sub-contracting arrangement with the participating NHS/HSC organisation that the PIC supports using the appropriate model agreement:

·         model Commercial PIC agreement (m-C-PICA)

·         model Non-Commercial PIC agreement (m-NC-PICA)

Non-commercial Organisation Information Document Revision

Following implementation of the UK Local Information Pack on 5 June 2019 the non-commercial Organisation Information Document has been updated to correct internal clause referencing, this is now available on IRAS Help.  

When initiating a new study always use the latest revision of the Organisation Information Document in IRAS.

For studies already in progress when a revision is made to the Organisation Information Document template you can continue to use the outline Organisational Information Document originally submitted, there is no need to resubmit.