Researchers applying for clinical research funding need to complete a Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Tool (SoECAT) to be eligible for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio and the support this provides.
This change came into effect on 1 October 2018.
You must complete a SoECAT if:
You must complete a SoECAT even if you don't think your clinical research will involve excess treatment costs (ETCs).
You don't need to complete a SoECAT if:
These are the steps you need to take when you apply for a Wellcome grant that includes clinical research.
You should contact an AcoRD specialist as early as possible in the application process.
The SoECAT makes sure that costs are attributed:
In England the tool also supports how ETCs are agreed and paid.
ETCs occur when patient care costs are higher in research than in routine care. In the past, difficulties arranging how ETCs are agreed and paid have delayed research and the health improvements it can bring.
In England, the NHS is responsible for paying ETCs for non-commercial research.