Welsh Government

An introduction to AcoRD

Facilitator: Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre.

Course outline:

Non-commercial research in the NHS must deliver value for money and be as cost neutral as possible whilst considering the benefit and safety of the patient.

AcoRD is a policy and framework for attributing costs associated with health and social research taking place in the NHS. AcoRD was developed to improve the consistency of cost attribution and funding of non-commercial research across the UK.

This half day course will describe:

  • Why AcoRD matters
  • How to attribute costs and activities based on the primary purpose of a cost activity
  • The three attribution categories associated with AcoRD and explain why it is important to cost and attribute non-commercial studies correctly
  • How each cost attribution category is funded
  • Excess Treatment Costs
  • Where to obtain further guidance and support

The format of the course will include presentations, interaction sessions and discussions.

Please note a certificate of attendance will only be issued if delegates complete all elements of the training.

   This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (3 Hours)


Following the training, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of AcoRD and how to attribute the different cost activities
  • Have an understanding of how each cost activity is funded
  • Have an understanding of how to apply for Excess Treatment Costs
  • Have an understanding of where to obtain further guidance and support

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