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Research Activity Confirmation

We wanted to inform you that all Scottish recruitment data relating to your study/studies from the 1st April 2019 onwards is now visible on the UK Central Portfolio Management System (CPMS).

The benefit of reviewing your Scottish recruitment data within CPMS is for you to be able to confirm your local site data as accurate or not accurate and provide you with the benefits of tracking your recruitment data at all sites across the UK. This will also help provide NHS Research Scotland and the Chief Scientist Office with accurate recruitment data for Scotland.

What is CPMS?

CPMS is a UK platform which collates local study site recruitment information from local portfolio management systems (LPMS). Since the 1st April 2019 our Scottish R&D offices have been collating recruitment information from your local study teams across Scotland and uploading this to our LPMS. We have now established links between our LPMS and CPMS which means you will be able to login, track and view all Scottish recruitment data to your study at each site since the 1st April 2019.  You are kindly requested to confirm if this data is accurate or not accurate using the below attached guides.  England, Northern Ireland and Wales have already been live with their recruitment data in CPMS since 1st April 2019. 

My study has sites only in Scotland

To reduce the burden of confirming a backlog of recruitment since the 1st April 2019, the Chief Scientist Office has agreed for the NIHR to automatically confirm recruitment data on CPMS for your study during the FY 19/20. Any studies which recruited from the 1st April 2020 we would like to request that you access CPMS and confirm recruitment from this date onward on a monthly basis. You can do this using the attached guides.

Recruitment data for your study will continue to upload into CPMS (including zeros for months where a site did not recruit) and we would request that you access, review and confirm or reject the data on a monthly basis as long as your study is open to recruitment. Once your study halts recruitment please inform your lead R&D office so that they can update the study records.

My study has sites in other UK Nations as well as Scotland

If your study has sites in other nations you will be requested to also confirm recruitment from sites in other nations as well as recruitment from Scotland, if you are not already doing so.

To reduce the burden of confirming a backlog of recruitment since the 1st April 2019, the Chief Scientist Office and Health and Care Research Wales have allowed portions of recruitment data to be automatically confirmed.  Scottish and Welsh recruitment data for FY 19/20 will be automatically confirmed on your behalf. If you have sites in England you will be asked to complete the backlog of recruitment from 1st April 2019 or when your study opened if this is later.

Recruitment data for your study will continue to upload into CPMS (including zeros for months where a site did not recruit) and we would request that you access, review and confirm or reject the data on a monthly basis as long as your study is open to recruitment. Once your study halts recruitment please inform your lead R&D office so that they can update the study records.

Training and Help

Individuals who can confirm recruitment must be associated with your CPMS study record. Those individuals who are copied in on this email all have associations with the CPMS record to confirm recruitment. If you wish to add another member of your team to perform this function you must contact your local R&D office and inform them that you require a name added to the CPMS record. You can access your study record here https://cpms.nihr.ac.uk/ and use the email which has been used to contact you in this email to login. Attached is also guidance to help you login.

Attached are a quick start guide which provides an overview of how to confirm recruitment and the full Research Activity Confirmation Guidance which provides more detailed information to help you navigate the confirmation process including help on viewing your recruitment and explanations of the differences between nations where they exist.

There are short videos and guidance which can be found by logging into NIHR learn using your CPMS login details.