The key question to ask when allocating a cost is ‘Why is this task being undertaken?’. If the answer is for the research analysis, the cost is a research cost. If the answer is for patient care but is not integral to the treatment, the cost is a service support cost. If the answer is to treat the patient, the cost is a treatment cost.
Our team is available to help with this process and can provide further guidance on costing your project.
Applying for Excess Treatment Costs (ETCs)
The excess treatment costs for a study are provided via local commissioning arrangements. For Wessex this is managed by the Wessex CRN. The CRN require researchers to apply for ETC for studies being undertaken by Wessex trusts.
Guidance regarding the degree of funding available and the process for applying is available on the CRN website. Both the Academy of Research and Improvement and the CRN study support service are available to support you.