Welcome to Forum Uppsala-Örebro!
The Regional Node for Coordination of Clinical Studies

Forum Uppsala-Örebro represent one of Sweden’s largest health care regions and have as its main mission to support collaboration within the region and nationwide with stakeholders interested in promoting clinical studies. Forum Uppsala-Örebro is a part of Clinical Studies Sweden, a collaboration between the Swedish Research Council and Sweden's six health care regions with the mission to improve the conditions for conducting clinical studies and increase the quality of the studies, in addition to increase the number of participants in clinical studies.

Forum Uppsala-Örebro is the regional node of the Uppsala-Örebro health care region and consist of seven local nodes, the county councils of Dalarna, Sörmland and Värmland and the regions of Örebro, Uppsala, Västmanland and Gävleborg, each with a dedicated local coordinator. The Network of Local Coordinators has an important role in building an efficient infrastructure and communication model within the health care region. The network is coordinated by Forum Uppsala-Örebro with the main purpose to act as the operational part of Forum Uppsala-Örebro at local level with responsibility for information sharing and network building and establishment of contacts with clinics, researches and other local stakeholders involved in clinical studies.

Forum Uppsala-Örebro is a resource for researchers and healthcare staff

Forum Uppsala-Örebro is a resource for researchers, clinical investigators and research nurses within the Uppsala-Örebro health care region. We offer:
  • professional assistance in clinical training, GCP, monitoring, biostatistics and biobanking
  • networking and assistance in regulatory issues, planning and design of studies
  • assistance in identifying clinics interested in participating in studies with access to all seven county councils in the health care region
  • assistance for researchers in register studies, biobanking, biostatistics, health economy, epidemiology and other relevant fields

You are welcome to contact Forum Uppsala-Örebro regarding your specific needs.

Forum Uppsala-Örebro: “A Single Point of Entry” for feasibility studies

We offer assistance in identifying interested clinics within Sweden’s second largest health care region by reaching out to all seven county councils in the region. The service is under development in collaboration with the Network of Local Coordinators within the health care region and is a part of the national collaboration initiative “feasibility” lead by Clinical Studies Sweden.

The aim of “A Single Point of Entry” is to reach out to potentially interested clinics, investigators and patients throughout the healthcare region. During the build-up phase, the new service serves as a complement to the already existing networks between sponsors/CRO´s and clinics and investigators.

Any new feasibility submission will be subjected to a first compliance check before being circulated to the seven local nodes in the health care region. Ideally this check and initial contact with the company is performed within 24 hours, after which the feasibility study will be circulated to the seven local nodes that will reach out to relevant clinics. The purpose of the compliance check is to provide clinics with as relevant information as possible in their decision making whether the study could be of interest or not. The information that is recommended to be provided with the study submission without the requirement of signing a Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (CDA) include:

  • Study rationale
  • Objective and endpoints (e. g. primary, secondary)
  • Study phase (I-IV)
  • Test substance/pharmaceutical
  • Inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Potential clinics and any required expertise
  • Time and enrolment plan
  • Has the study already been sent to clinics within the health care region?
  • Latest date of reply upon interest

Submissions that are missing essential parts of the above run the risk of rendering lower reply rates and low success of attracting clinics. Under the present process, the submitting company will receive feedback from Forum Uppsala-Örebro on potentially interested clinics and will be asked to take direct contact with interested parties for further discussions and possible signature of a CDA. All types of studies and indications can be submitted and studies within the cancer area will simultaneously also be submitted to the Regional Cancer Center (RCC) for their regional feasibility process.

For more information, or submission of a feasibility study, please contact Forum Uppsala-Örebro at: mailto:info-fuo@ucr.uu.se


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