Clinical research networks and accruals
BSRBR-RA is part of the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio. Our UKCRN ID number is 7302.
This means that the study is eligible for consideration for support from the Clinical Research Network in England.
Many centres involved in BSRBR-RA have been successful in securing nurse/administrative support time from their local network.
Please see our guide to accessing study support for further information and contact details for the study support services of each local CRN. Please note this support is currently only available to centres in England and Wales.
Recruitment figures are uploaded to the Central Portfolio Management System (CPMS) on a monthly basis by the coordinating centre at The University of Manchester. Any recruitment after April 2008 (when the study was adopted into the portfolio) is included in the CPMS accruals figure.
Support for devolved nations
We would advise that you contact your research and development department in the first instance to see if your centre is able to access any support available via these networks.
- Scotland Clinical Research Network
- Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network
- Wales Clinical Research Network
Accruals for patients recruited via the BRAGGSS linked route
Please be aware that patients recruited via the linked-BRAGGSS route will experience a delay in being uploaded to the CPMS for the BSRBR-RA study.
Pre-biologic/biosimilar start date
Recruited to BRAGGSS and BSRBR-RA
Accrual uploaded for BRAGGSS study
If bio start date confirmed on BRAGGSS 3 month follow up the patient is then added to BSRBR-RA database*.
BRAGGSS 3 month follow up
Biologic/biosimilar therapy start date confirmed
Accrual uploaded for BSRBR-RA study
* This will be a minimum of 3 months after the biologic start date, which is confirmed on the BRAGGSS 3 month follow-up. Accruals are uploaded on a monthly basis.