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Information for existing pilot participants 

This page contains information for participants who have been accepted onto the Combined Ways of Working pilot. The pilot is not currently accepting new participants. For more information see the Combined Ways of Working page.

Participating Research Ethics Committees

Only certain RECs are involved in this pilot, although the number involved continues to increase. 

The most up-to-date information about which RECs are taking part in the pilot and when they meet will always be included in the REC meeting schedule below.

Each REC meeting has a submission period within which applications must be submitted. Applications into the pilot must be received during the submission period for any chosen REC, otherwise the application will be allocated to the next available REC meeting. Please note the reservation of slots in advance is required to increase the chance of the meeting having availability.The most up-to-date information about which Research Ethics Committees (RECs) are taking part in the pilot and when they meet will always be included in the REC meeting schedule below.

Each REC meeting has a submission period within which applications must be submitted. Applications into the pilot must be received during the submission period for any chosen REC, otherwise the application will be allocated to the next available REC meeting. Please note the reservation of slots in advance is required to increase the chance of the meeting having availability.

Key guidance and documents

IRAS for CWoW step-by-step instructions

IRAS for CWoW Guidance and questions

Technical Assurance submission guidelines

Templates

In preparation for the EU Clinical Trials Regulation we worked with EU Member States to develop harmonised templates for documents which will form of the Part 2 application dossier. These templates have been endorsed by the EU Clinical Trial Expert Group and published on the European Commission website. The purpose is to provide a suite of templates which clinical trial sponsors can access and use when submitting CTIMP applications to all EU Member States under the Regulation. The UK has left the EU (notwithstanding the transition period) but we are continuing to use the EU harmonised templates as part of the CWoW pilot, in accordance with the CWoW application dossier guidance.  

  • The following  templates are currently available 

- Investigator CV template

Recruitment and informed consent procedure template

CWoW ethical considerations form

Payment of compensation template

UK Study Wide Review template
       (for trials taking place in the NHS/HSC only)

non NHS/HSC Site Assessment Form

- Declaration of Interest template.




Key dates

REC name Submission open Submission closed Meeting date
Bristol Central 9 Oct 2020 16 Oct 2020 30 Oct 2020
Bristol Central 6 Nov 2020 13 Nov 2020 27 Nov 2020
London Westminster 6 Oct 13 Oct 2020 27 Oct 2020
London Westminster 3 Nov 2020 10 Nov 2020 24 Nov 2020
London Hamptead 23 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020 14 Oct 2020
London Hampstead 21 Oct 2020 28 Oct 2020 11 Nov 2020
East of Scot REC2 15 Sep 2020 22 Sep 2020 6 Oct 2020
East of Scot REC2 13 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020 3 Nov 2020
West of Scot REC1 15 Sep 2020 22 Sep 2020 6 Oct 2020
West of Scot REC 1 13 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020 3 Nov 2020
Hampshire A 22 Sep 2020 29 Sep 2020 13 Oct 2020
Hampshire A 20 Oct 2020 27 Oct 2020 10 Nov 2020
Oxford A 16 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 6 Nov 2020
Manchester Central 21 Sep 2020 28 Sep 2020 12 Oct 2020
North West- Haydock 22 Sep 2020 29 Sep 2020 13 Oct 2020
North West- Haydock 20 Oct 2020 27 Oct 2020 10 Nov 2020
Leeds East 12 Sep 2020 19 Sep 2020 2 Nov 2020
Health and Social Care REC A 29 Sep 2020 6 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020
Health and Social Care REC A 3 Nov 2020 10 Nov 2020 24 Nov 2020
Health and Social Care REC B 16 Jul 2020 23 Jul 2020 6 Aug 2020
North East York 17 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 7 Aug 2020
Berkshire B 18 Aug 2020 25 Aug 2020 8 Sep 2020
Cambridge and Herts 19 Aug 2020 26 Aug 2020 9 Sep 2020
London Surrey Borders 26 Aug 2020 02 Sep 2020 16 Sep 2020
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