Welsh Government

Protocol Development

All research studies require a protocol which details the clinical procedures and other investigations that will be undertaken.

The protocol describes the objectives, design, methodology, statistical considerations and organisation of a research study or investigation and also provides information on the background and rationale for a study.

R&D Offices can support researchers to develop their idea into a protocol by arranging advice from statisticians, experts in qualitative research, health economics and clinical trials. Once the protocol is complete they can arrange for peer review to help refine the study further. 

For more information contact:

NHS R&D Offices

Research Design and Conduct Service

Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre