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There are links to tools and templates and also articles to explain the research process. All the resources listed here are free to use and can be adapted for use in your studies; please reference the Global Health Network when you use them! You can find more tools & templates and more information in the Resources section of this website.

If you have examples to add, please get in touch.

Trial Initiation Process Map This map details the processes to initiating a clinical trial. The map is designed as a guidance tool – by working through the map you are taken through the various stages that may be required to initiate your clinical trial. Click on each box to be taken through to guidance, links, discussions and templates.

Concept Protocol This document can be used by a group, to develop a protocol. It provides a format to record discussions and a means to present a protocol in development to stakeholders.

Information Sheet and Consent Form for parent/ guardian of a child taking part in a study. This is an example of a Patient Information Sheet and Consent Form for a parent / guardian of a child taking part in a study.

Informed Consent Templates On this link are templates for Patient Information Sheets and Consent Forms for several types of study.

Generic SOP This template demonstrates how you might document Standard Operating Procedures when setting up a study.

Study CRF Case Record Form; An example of a Case Record Form, used for data collection.

CRF Tracking A sample Tracking Form, used as a record showing that all data have been correctly recorded.

Protocol Writing Tool A tool to help with protocol writing, providing a checklist of issues that should be considered when writing a protocol, examples of how these issues have been addressed by other researchers, and a library of full protocols and teaching materials.

Study protocol An example of how a study protocol can be constructed.

Qualitative Research: methods for health intervention research. Guidance including tools and resources, from ACT consortium.

SOPS Many example SOPs are provided here, including for archiving, CRF development, IB development, monitoring, and a generic template.

Monitoring The link provides links to templates for an internal monitoring plan, checklist, agreements, SOPs, Visit logs, and activities templates

Reporting This link shows a range of guidelines and checklists for reporting different types of research

Budget Planning Tools and Templates Here two budget templates are provided, by patient or by category, and we also provide a budget planner with sample data. You can download these from the right hand side of the screen when you follow the link.

SEE ALSO  - more resources including more Tools and Templates in the Global Health Training Centre.