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Reproductive Health and Childbirth

Reproductive Health and Childbirth

Our role is to support delivery of high-quality clinical research in Reproductive Health and Childbirth and manage participant recruitment to time and target, for studies led from Scotland and other nations where Scottish sites are participating.  We provide support in the following areas:

  • Managing the study portfolio record
  • Monitoring recruitment to target
  • Providing advice on study design and feasibility
  • Troubleshooting where recruitment is not matching projected targets
  • Understanding wider issues related to participant recruitment
  • Identifying potential sites for studies
  • Identifying potential studies for Scotland participation
  • Facilitating access to resources to support research including Research Nurses and Clinical Research Facilities
  • Facilitating research networking 

Reproductive Health and Childbirth Studies

Reproductive Health and Childbirth supports the delivery and promotion of high-quality clinical research studies in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Increased live birth outcomes with reduction in miscarriage
  • Birth preferences following caesarian
  • Early identification of pre-eclampsia
  • Prevention of cervical cancer
  • Prevention of recurring endometriosis
  • Interventions for heavy menstrual bleeding

Meetings and Events

  • The Reproductive Health and Childbirth Research in Scotland - 3rd Annual Meeting, will be held on Wednesday 25th April 2018, Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling.

Research Funding

Wellbeing of Women is inviting applications for projects in basic science, clinical or translational research in the areas of Pregnancy, Birth and the postpartum period, including pre-term birth, miscarriage and fertility; General wellbeing surrounding women’s health issues, such as menopause, incontinence, sexual health, mental health, menstrual disorder and endometriosis; and Gynaecological cancers.

These awards are intended to support established, independent researchers leading their own work. The upper limit of this award is £200,000. The research must be carried out in the UK or Ireland.

The closing date for applications is Friday 16th February 2018 at 1pm - full details and forms are available on the Wellbeing of Women website.

Patient, carer and public information

NHS Research Scotland is committed to actively involving patients, those who care for them and the public in all aspects of the research process, including shaping future research activity. Read more

Key Contacts

NRS Clinical Research Champion: Prof. Siladitya Bhattacharya

NRS Champion Support Manager: Maria Amezaga