What we expect in return
Keeping the UK Clinical Research
Network Portfolio up to date
Research teams we support must provide and update information about their studies for the NIHR pages of the UK Clinical Research Network Portfolio Database. This includes a summary of your project, information about the study design, the organisation that is funding the research and contact details.
You must also supply information about the numbers of people recruited, usually once
a month. Study coordinators can log in to update these details from any computer with
When recruitment data are uploaded, you need to include site details. All MHRN-supported studies recruiting through mental health trusts should use the trust name
as the site name, and there are codes that researchers should use alongside the names. Click here to download a list of trusts and codes.
We run a Portfolio Helpline and can offer you help and advice about updating the Database – help with registering and providing access to your study, for example; changing contact details, altering permissions or adding new contacts. We can also prepare a template Excel recruitment data spreadsheet for your study, and offer a spreadsheet checking service. If your spreadsheet will not upload, we can help you resolve the problem.
Access the Portfolio Helpline by email, email@example.com, or telephone, 01772 773507.
Acknowledging MHRN support
We also expect you to acknowledge MHRN support on any material you produce about your study, including information for participants, websites and papers published in academic journals.
We encourage research teams to use plain English in all material they produce to make sure it is accessible to as many people as possible.
Tell us about your results
And finally … we want you to tell us about the results of your research at the end of your study. We think it is best practice to notify mental health professionals working in services that have supporting your research about your findings. We may also be able to help disseminate your results to a wider audience, and encourage research teams to tell participants about the conclusions of the study, wherever possible.
page last updated 26 April 2013