The Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Template (SoECAT) captures and calculates the different activities and costs associated with clinical research in a standardised and consistent way.
From 1 October 2018, all researchers applying for clinical research grants need to complete a SoECAT as part of the grant application process, in order to be eligible for the Health and Care Research Wales and NIHR portfolios and the support this provides.
You must complete a SoECAT even if you don't think your clinical research will involve excess treatment costs (ETCs).
As part of the HRA/Health and Care Research Wales approvals process a SoECAT can be submitted instead of a Schedule of Events.
These are the steps you need to take when you apply for a grant from portfolio eligible funders.
What support is available to help me complete the SoECAT?
Please see the frequently asked questions which covers AcoRD and SoECAT here.
Contact the AcoRD specialists for support if required:
Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The SoECAT has a positive impact for researchers in Wales by ensuring a consistent approach in applying AcoRD across Wales and the UK and allowing Welsh-led researchers easier access to ETCs in England and Wales.
In Wales, the completion of a SoECAT replaces the need for submitting separate applications for site level Excess Treatment Costs and Support Costs for primary care, public health and emergency care.