Kathryn Murray, our Human Studies Research Scientist shared her experience of managing the DIME Study, during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Delivering a clinical study at a time when we were all asked to stay at home initially seemed impossible, but dogged determination and a collaborative effort from scientists, medics, nurses and clinical research staff at the Quadram Clinical Research facility allowed us to do the impossible. We re-invented our entire DIME (Dietary BIoactives and Microbiome DivErsity) study protocol to allow fully remote, contact-free interactions between participants and researchers, maintaining safety, following guidance and collecting good data. This was indeed a team effort. We could not have achieved any of this without the motivation of all parties.”

Find out more about researchers experiences managing clinical trials during a pandemic across the Quadram, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), and Norwich Research Park here: https://quadram.ac.uk/blogs/managing-clinical-trials-during-a-pandemic