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2017 Exhibitors

Research Quality Association (RQA)

The Research Quality Association (RQA) is a professional membership body dedicated to informing and advancing its members. We provide status and visibility for individuals engaged in the quality of research concerning pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, chemicals and medical devices. Since our inception in 1977 the Association has increased and evolved to reflect Regulatory changes, the growing impact of Regulatory inspection, and the ever-changing structure and needs of industry.
Find them at the 2017 Annual NHS R&D Forum at STAND E

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Infonetica is a UK-based company that supplies a range of reliable and effective clinical research solutions. The company was established in 2003 and has built a strong reputation for customer service and responsive design amongst our clients – a broad spectrum of public bodies, private enterprise and research institutions. We work very closely with our NHS and UK Government customers, both on a local and national level, to ensure our products continue to meet the constantly evolving needs of the Service

ReDA (our research management tool) has recently undergone major changes to improve both its functionality and usability, and the development roadmap sees some exciting changes to come.

Tissue Auditor (our human tissue tracking tool) has been rebuilt from the bottom up to make it the most user friendly, powerful and flexible way to maintain compliance with the Human Tissue Act.

Whitehall Training (our online compliance training business) is a supplier of clinical research training – including GCP, GCLP, GLP and pharmacovigilance.

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Wendy Fisher Consulting

Wendy Fisher Consulting (WFC) Wendy Fisher Consulting is evolving. Visit our stand at the 2017 NHS R&D Forum to celebrate our 10th birthday with us, and to experience our fresh new branding and service offering. Now known as simply WFC, we continue to bring confidence from clarity for colleagues old and new from across the UK and further. We have strengthened and improved our extremely popular training, education, and professional development prospectus, and continue to work with a great number of clients to deliver change and create healthy, collaborative research environments. We are excited to promote the newest arm of WFC: regulatory support, in which we provide a bespoke service to industry and academics to secure regulatory approvals promptly and with the minimum of difficulty. Say hello to the team, enter our prize draw and be sure to pick up one of our popular bags!


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TriNetX is the worldwide health research network of healthcare organisations, biopharmaceutical companies and contract research organisations (CROs) used to enhance clinical trial design and accelerate patient recruitment. TriNetX enables researchers to find the right patients at the right sites for clinical trials

Steve Lethbridge
EMEA Director
T : 07766 691 467
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Documas is the most versatile information system for your demanding research management needs. As a powerful platform developed to support the full breadth of Trust and Joint Research Office requirements, Documas is your key tool in anticipating and managing constant change. Rather than waiting for things to happen, Documas customers can implement modifications themselves. High volume NIHR management and reporting demands are complex for NIHR BRC, BRU and research grant hosts. Documas delivers full service reporting management for these structures and enables rapid response to any change. New reporting requirements such as HRA were incorporated within just a few days and we have long been leaders in reporting CTP. Unlike competing products, which are much narrower in scope, the inherent flexibility in Documas allows easy and accurate production of management reports for BRC and any other NIHR metrics. And Documas works elegantly on all devices, including mobile, so that you and your research nurse colleagues are not tied to desktops to enter and analyse your information.


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Newcastle University

Newcastle University’s taught postgraduate clinical research programmes demonstrate real-world applicability. Designed for doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health and clinical research professionals and aspiring clinical academics, they aim to enable students to understand, develop, deliver and disseminate clinical research. Our courses can be studied on campus or online on either a full-time or part-time basis. Individual modules are ideal for continuing professional development and developing specific research skills. Modules can also be combined for working towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc. The QS World University Rankings 2016-17 has confirmed Newcastle being in the top 1% and we have a vibrant postgraduate student community.


+44 (0) 191 208 5199/+44 (0) 191 201 7032

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NHS Research Scotland

NHS Research Scotland promotes and supports excellence in clinical and translational research in Scotland so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments. Formed through a partnership of Scottish NHS Boards and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of Scottish Government, we work to ensure that NHS Scotland provides the best environment to support clinical research. Our single unified health system, national clinical research infrastructure and streamlined processes combine with significant clinical and academic expertise, to deliver high quality research for the health and financial benefit of our population.                                                                                                                                    

Twitter: @NHSResearchScot

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St Stephens Clinical Research

St Stephens Clinical Research is a specialist CRO which offers a range of sponsorship and trial management services.  Specializing in the sponsorship of investigator initiated trials St Stephen’s Clinical Research is able to offer assistance with monitoring, project management, data management, quality, regulatory, contracting and pharmacovigilance.  We are currently sponsoring and managing single and multicenter investigator initiated research projects throughout Europe and in Africa. We provide Legal Representative services for organizations outside of the EU.  Whether you simply need help with your Clinical Trial Application or assistance with all sponsorship responsibilities for your trial,  come and visit our stand, we will be happy to discuss your requirements further.

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Health Research Authority

The Health Research Authority (HRA) exists to promote and protect the interests of patients in health research and to streamline the regulation of research. We aim, with partners, to make the UK a great place to do health research, to build confidence and participation in health research, and so improve the nation’s health. We do this by supporting and promoting a robust and efficient regulatory and governance framework in the UK and providing the National Research Ethics Service (NRES).

Website link:

Twitter: @HRA_Latest

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National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the research arm of the NHS and is funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. It is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation. Together, NIHR people, facilities and systems represent the most integrated clinical research system in the world.The NIHR is 10 in 2016 and since its creation a decade ago, the NIHR has transformed research for NHS patients and the public. The NIHR continues to facilitate faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy, and develops and supports the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research across the country

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Emergency Scientific and Medical Services (ESMS)

Emergency Scientific and Medical Services (ESMS) provides 24 hour emergency response for clinical trials.Our vision is to be the gold standard provider for Clinical Trial Emergency Response. It is a challenge for many sponsors to maintain 24 hour emergency cover. This is demonstrated by major GCP inspection findings including:

  • No clear or tested out of hours procedure
  • Failure to supply trial subjects with emergency contact details

Evolving from Guy’s Poisons Unit our team of information scientists and consultant toxicology physicians are trained to perform emergency unblinding according to strictly controlled, client approved procedures. Study specific information can be accessed to support medical treatment without the need to unblind the subject. Key benefits of ESMS support:

  • Manned 24/7 availability with access to study information
  • GCP compliant
  • Consolidated oversight of adverse events
  • All enquires are audio recorded, documented and quality checked
  • Local phone support in > 70 countries and > 40 languages


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Clinical Professionals

Clinical Professionals identifies, fully funds and trains the most talented Life Science University Graduates and deploys them into ‘first to industry’ roles (CTA/CRA), ensuring our industry goes from strength to strength with new talent.

Clinical Professionals is a specialist Life Sciences staffing business providing highly skilled staff to industry across core functional areas, throughout the UK and Europe. In 2014 as a service to industry Clinical Professionals developed a Training Academy for Life Science graduates for entry level roles. This modular training course will initially bring through entry level graduates into CTA (Clinical Trial Administrator) roles and as it progresses will develop CRAs (Clinical Research Associates) and offer enhanced skills training for Lead CRAs and Project Managers. This is a unique service offering from a specialist staffing provider and will begin to assist in the unmet training needs of the Life Sciences Industry. The Clinical Professionals Academy will address both the new entry level training investment and create an opportunity for the UK’s talented Life Science graduates to start addressing the skilled candidate shortfall in the Life Sciences sector.

For more information please visit our website


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EDGE is a clinical trials software that supports a wide range of research management functions and empowers research managers, data analysts, research nurses, clinicians and support services to make the most of their information. By allowing organisations to actively manage research within a single online system, information can be better organised and analysed in real-time. Multiple institutions can collaborate on a range of projects and EDGE’s reporting tools can help streamline the research governance and approval process. EDGE is the culmination of over a decade of clinical trials software development hosted by Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust in conjunction with the University of Southampton.

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Health and Care Research Wales

Health and Care Research Wales provides an infrastructure to support and increase capacity in research and development, runs a range of responsive funding schemes and manages the NHS R&D funding allocation.

Our innovative infrastructure and portfolio of funded programmes consolidates, updates and builds on what has been created and delivered to date, placing Wales at the international forefront of health and social care research.

Our infrastructure allows a sharper focus on Wales’ current and emerging areas of excellence and ensures an integrated, interdisciplinary, interagency, all-Wales approach, from research development to changes in practice based on research evidence.

The people of Wales are central to the infrastructure and the programmes which lead to major gains in health and wellbeing, effectiveness of services and the generation of national wealth.

Tel: 02920 230 457
Twitter: @ResearchWales

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), is the professional body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain and an internationally renowned publisher of medicines information. The RPS leads and supports the development of the pharmacy profession including the advancement of research, practice, education and knowledge in pharmacy.

The RPS provides support and information for all professional working with medicines and in research and development. From support for individual practitioners such as 1:1 advice surgeries, mentoring, guidance documents and other resources, to disseminating research support opportunities to community pharmacies accredited as ‘Research Ready’ the RPS provides support and enables pharmacy research at all levels.

Research Ready is an online self-accreditation tool which enables community pharmacies involved in research support activities to demonstrate their commitment to research excellence.  A poster presentation at the conference will present findings of an evaluation of this scheme and future plans beyond primary care.


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Aridhia is a world-leading cloud-based data analysis platform provider helping transform clinical research into clinical practice. Aridhia’s AnalytiXagility platform brings the benefits of 3rd generation consumer technologies to biomedical research, healthcare and precision medicine communities.

Used by ground-breaking research organisations and collaborations including Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, NHS England, University of Oxford, NHS Scotland, UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, and the University of Cambridge, AnalytiXagility makes it easy to assemble people, tools and data assets in private, secure analytic workspaces that are designed to accelerate data-driven collaborative research projects.

T: @Aridhia

Contact: Pamela Brankin, 0131 560 1470

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Clinithink was founded in 2009 to give life sciences organizations and healthcare providers access to valuable unstructured clinical data. Clinithink’s market leading clinical natural language processing (CNLP) software solution is used to automate and accelerate patient recruitment in clinical trials, a long standing challenge for sponsors and research sites alike.


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CTRU University of Leeds

CTRU is organised into three research areas (Divisions) with strong and innovative methodological research underpinning each Division. Our research Divisions reflect national NHS priorities and are built upon local strengths within Leeds and the wider Yorkshire and Humber areas. Our collaborators include NHS partners and University colleagues and we have a proven track record of collaboration with industry.

Most of our studies are clinical trials and several of these are ‘landmark trials’ that have contributed to a significant change in clinical practice in the NHS and worldwide. We also have vibrant methodological portfolios and other applied health research in each of the Divisions.

The Comprehensive Health Research Division (CHR Division) was established in 2007 in response to acquisition of core infrastructure funding from Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. The scientific strategy within the Division mirrors this infrastructure funding such that it is based mainly on Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust priority areas, local expertise and NIHR priority areas.

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Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR)

The Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR) was created by bringing together the Research Forum for Allied Health Professionals (RFAHP) and the Allied Health Professions Research Network (AHPRN), both of which have been in place for a number of years.

CAHPR’s mission is to develop AHP research, strengthen evidence of the professions’ value and impact for enhancing service user and community care, and enable the professions to speak with one voice on research issues, thereby raising their profile and increasing their influence.




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Studyline is a web application for managing and delivering clinical research.  It helps sponsors, NHS trusts, clinical research networks and other research organisations to manage their projects and portfolios. Designed to be easy to use and highly accessible, its features include interactive timelines, configurable workflows, advanced filters, dashboard views, document management and flexible reporting. Studyline is developed collaboratively by Oxford University Hospitals and Baseline Software Limited.


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