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Doctor with a patient

Oxford EMCRF can provide a range of study site services by agreement with the trial PI and Sponsor. These will be decided via delegation and trial agreements. It offers three basic delegation models:

  1. Full: All study site operations managed by Oxford EMCRF on behalf of the PI. Includes site administration, management of participant visits and follow-up, liaison with monitor/ sponsors and provision of clinical cover.
  2. Partial: A bespoke agreement by which study site responsibilities are shared between the PI study team and Oxford EMCRF.
  3. Minimal:  the PI study team arranges to use Oxford EMCRF to perform participant visit procedures and access specialist cover and resources. 

Whichever model is agreed, the sponsor is responsible for the selection and oversight of the study site. The PI must retain overall responsibility for the entire conduct of the trial. Oxford EMCRF Operational Policy and procedures will apply to any activity delegated or performed within it. These will include assurance that arrangements are feasible.

Research Clinics

EMCRF also offers space and support for teams running Research Clinics.  This involves patients attending as part of routine care but also recruiting them to clinical studies.   Please contact for more details about this option.

Procedural Interventional Visits

As part of the experimental research service, EMCRF offer support for the delivery of complex interventions.  These include:

  • Endoscopy (Colonoscopy; Flexi-Sigmoidoscope)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsies
  • Skin Biopsies

If your study involves any of these, please contact the EMCRF team for more details on how we could support this element of your study.