26th June 2023

The UK Antimicrobial Registry (UKAR) Study, a collaboration between the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and the University of Aberdeen, is now registered with NIHR Associate Principal Investigator Scheme (National Institute for Health and Care Research.)

The UKAR Study is a NIHR portfolio study which can provide hands-on experience of working on a research study under the mentorship of a research-active local Principal Investigator (PI).

The 6-month, in-work training scheme is a great opportunity for qualified NHS healthcare professionals (such as trainee doctors, nurses and pharmacists) to introduce clinical research to your day-to-day role. On completion and verification of the training checklist (below), your NIHR Associate PI (API) status will be certified for your training portfolio.

API scheme checklist:

  • Signature on study-specific delegation log
  • Dissemination to the department
  • Engagement with staff, research team meetings (Diary of research team meetings)
  • Site log, protocol amends, data returns and quality
  • Train staff (GCP, protocol)
  • Screening logs, recruitment/consent of patients or facilitating consent of patients
  • Deputising for PI
  • PPI activities

To learn more about the challenges and practicalities of delivering a portfolio study and get involved in the UKAR Study, contact the team: ukar@abdn.ac.uk or visit the website: UK Antimicrobial Registry (UKAR) FAQs

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