Translational and Clinical Research Institute (TACRI)
To support the delivery of the strategy, in 2021 the Trust and SGUL launched TACRI, The Translational and Clinical Research Institute.
TACRI helps to support researchers of all levels to engage and grow our academic and clinical partnerships. Along with established investigators, membership of TACRI is open to all nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHPs).
The main aim of TACRI is to support the development of research collaborations, interests, skills and career progression, ultimately leading to a greater number of successful grant awards and publications for St. George’s researchers.
To help with this, TACRI provides educational and clinical seminars, a statistical consultancy service, where researchers can sense-check planned methodologies and statistical approaches, an interactive website highlighting St. George’s research success and much more.
Specifically, something we’d like to improve upon in line with the new strategy is to address the relatively low number of research projects and trials led by St. George’s clinicians and academics. It is hoped that with support from the Joint Research and Enterprise Service (JRES) alongside TACRI, more St George’s staff will be encouraged to develop the aspects needed to flourish and lead their own studies.
TACRI launched in February 2021 with a ‘virtual launch’ during the COVID-19 pandemic to St. George’s Hospital & University staff. Please see below for a recording of the launch event:
TACRI Membership Data:
Current TACRI members: 103