The Study Support Service (SSS) offers an Early Contact and Engagement service which helps researchers and the life sciences industry to plan, set up and deliver high quality research to time and target in England.
The SSS Early Contact and Engagement Service includes advice and support in developing the Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Template (SoECAT) form. Completion of a SoECAT is required for interventional studies and those studies with Excess Treatment Costs (ETCs) at:
The Clinical Research Network Yorkshire & Humber (CRN Y&H) have developed a guidance document with a link to the latest version of the SoECAT. A checklist has also been developed to support the completion of the SoECAT with the intention of helping sponsors submit a SoECAT that can be validated the first time it is submitted.
In CRN Y&H the SoECAT validation process is changing. From 1st November 2019 there will be a 10 working day turnaround time for validation of SoECATs. Once a formal request for SoECAT validation has been received, no further changes can be made to the SoECAT until the review process has been completed. To request a SoECAT validation you will be required to submit:
SoECATs will be reviewed by an AcoRD Specialist and will then be returned to you as either:
CRN Y&H encourage study teams drafting SoECATs to contact them and their colleagues in their sponsor R&D offices early in the process to request support.
The CRN Y&H SSS team can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or tel: 0113 2060451.