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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

Reproductive Health and Childbirth Research in Scotland – Strategy Meeting

Meeting to encourage NHS Clinicians to get involved in Research, to identify barriers and facilitators for recruiting to research studies in the current NHS climate.

Who should attend: R&D Directors of NHS Health Boards or representative, Clinical Leads or Lead Clinicians, Local Research NRS Champions, Chief Investigators of Current Portfolio studies.

To register please contact

Research funding

MRC Funding Call: Global Maternal and Neonatal Health 2019

Open date: 16 Jan 2019
Closing date: 24 Apr 2019, 16:00

Apply for this funding opportunity.

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 (Interim): Dr Abha Maheshwari

NRS Champion Support Manager: Maria R. Amezaga