Round table discussions
Sometimes the ability to advance our practice and influence others requires good old-fashioned discussion. The Forum is all about community relationships, connecting members to work together and virtual discussion forums are great for this purpose.
Round table discussions can be based around new or emerging hot topics, tricky areas of practice or just facilitated ‘group thinking time. We can also arrange for discussions to be with policy makers, experts and regulators in some cases. Of course we hope that all meetings will result in groups to take forward outputs or resources to share with the wider community but this is not the first purpose.
Updated Model Contracts Q&A and round table discussion
Friday 12th March 11.00am-12.00 noon
Our next virtual round table will take the format of a Q&A discussion with the forum contracts group and 4 nations leads on the updated model contracts.
Click below to register to attend. The link for the discussion will be emailed to you nearer the time.
Joint R&D Forum/ECMC Round table discussion - an invitation to inform ECMC strategy
Friday 26th February 12.00 noon – 1.00pm
- Accelerate the advancement of experimental cancer research
- Ensure UK patients continue to have access to innovative treatments
Key stakeholders are invited to share their expert knowledge and insight to help shape the ECMC network for the future. The ECMC is keen to hear your vision along with your colleagues for the future of experimental cancer research.
One hour insight gathering sessions have already been held with the ECMC community, the industry including ABPI and sessions have been planned with NIHR and UK regulators. Once all insight gathering sessions have completed, the ECMC will collate and share the output to enable preparation for the next stage of the discussion which will focus on development of recommendations.
You are invited to input into the development of ECMC future strategy at the joint R&D Forum/ECMC round table discussion on Friday 26th February.
It is appreciated that there are many demands on your time but the ECMC would value your input, particularly as we have a history of working together so effectively.
To register to join the round table discussion click on the “Join a Round Table Discussion” button below. You will be sent information on how to login nearer the time.
Download the future ECMC network discussion pre-read and the ECMC Tri-fold flyer by clicking on the buttons below.
COVID Coffee Chat
Join colleagues at 11am every Thursday morning.
Every week during lockdown the R&D Forum working group members have hosted a virtual coffee chat to review developments, to share practice and to support each other whilst quickly developing a national perspective of the practical issues affecting the development and delivery of research, including how these have changed as the UK-wide response has developed.
The groups from across the R&D management, support and leadership community have thus been uniquely placed to provide a meaningful contribution to the development of the national approach and to help with the national policy and guidance being produced. The R&D Forum will continue to support the Department of Health & Social Care and partners across the system to deliver the required COVID-19 research in a speedy and safe manner.
Whilst these calls have been set up during the COVID-19 pandemic they are also a great way of connecting and sharing all activities with peers