Memory Clinic Platform
The Memory clinic platform is a MultiPark infrastructure which facilitates research projects run by clinical researchers performing studies on dementia disorders.
This platform consists of trained research nurses, medical doctors and administrators, who perform in-depth assessments of neurological, cognitive and psychiatric functions of study participants. Further, the research staff can also collect samples of blood and cerebrospinal fluid. All data is and should be collected and stored according to the GDPR and Swedish legislation and the rules of Region Skåne.
How can the platform be used? What are the requirements?
- Qualified researchers (with experience in performing clinical studies) who are employed by Skåne University Hospital or Lund University can apply to get access to the platform to perform clinical research studies on dementias disorders.
- All regulatory approvals must be in place on beforehand (e.g., approvals from the Swedish Ethical Review Authority, Swedish Medical Products Agency, KBV, Swedish Biobank etc.).
- One can only apply for the time of specified staff and during a specified period (see application form). That is, this platform does not include material that has been collected in projects headed by other researchers.
- The costs for salaries of research staff must be covered by the applicant to 50-80% depending on the number of ongoing studies. Further, there will be additional costs for materials, imaging etc.
- Use the application form.
- Mandatory appendices: 1) Brief project plan (2 pages) in Swedish or English, and 2) copy of decision of from the Swedish Ethical Review Authority.
- Applications are sent to research coordinator Joanna Grzegorska (Joanna [dot] Grzegorska [at] skane [dot] se (Joanna[dot]Grzegorska[at]skane[dot]se)).
- There is no deadline for applications; you apply once a year per project.
Review and prioritization of applications
- All applications are reviewed by the steering group of research at the Clinical Memory Research Unit (Skane University Hospital), which also prioritizes and makes all final decisions. If prioritization is needed, the steering group uses predefined criteria- see at the end of the application form.
- Review criteria: Clinical relevance, Feasibility and Novelty. Additional criterion: alignment with the Strategic plan of MultiPark.
Publication of findings
- All publications should include the acknowledgement “This research has been conducted using the MultiPark Memory Clinic Platform”.
- Researchers at the Clinical Memory Research Unit that contribute to design and/or interpretation of data should be considered as co-authors in resulting publications.
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