CLOSED TO RECRUITMENT

Labs unable to access the DUTY database via citrix can now click on the link below.
IMPORTANT: log in as per standard instructions and using your existing citrix codes, then only use the link in the RIGHT HAND SIDE PANEL.
Contact your local study manager with any problems.

Recruitment to DUTY finishes on the 30th April 2012.

You will be able to add new online cases dated up to and including 30th April for 48 Hours until midnight 2nd May 2012.
You will be able to add data to existing cases for 14 days until midnight 14th May.
After the 14th May you will only be able to view the summary pages for cases.

Protocol

You can download the current study protocol by clicking here.

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Study summary

A summary of the study is available by clicking here.

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Laboratory manual

The DUTY study asks you to process all study samples in accordance with your usual standard operating procedures and in accordance with the terms of the service level agreement for participating laboratories. The DUTY study laboratory manual provides further information about the study urine sample processing procedures and a copy can be downloaded by clicking here.

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Microbiology contacts

If you have a clinical query relating to the urine sample results of a patient recruited into the DUTY study, you can contact the lead microbiologists whose contact details are available here.

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Contact the study team

For any other query relating to the study, please contact your local study team.

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More about DUTY

Ethics

The DUTY study has full ethical approval from Southmead Research Ethics Committee (ref: 09/H0102/64). For further information or for copies of ethics approval correspondence please contact the study manager Harriet Downing by calling 0117 331 3811 or by e-mailing harriet.downing@bristol.ac.uk.

Research Governance

R&D approvals for the DUTY study have been granted by all Trusts within which we are recruiting. For further information or for copies of research governance approval correspondence please contact the study manager Harriet Downing by calling 0117 331 3811 or by e-mailing harriet.downing@bristol.ac.uk.

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Funding and sponsorship

The DUTY study is funded by a grant of £3,255,155 from the Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme.

The DUTY study is sponsored by the University of Bristol.

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Study Steering Committee

The DUTY study is governed by an independent Steering Committee. For information about the work and membership of the Committee please contact the study manager Harriet Downing by calling 0117 331 3811 or by e-mailing harriet.downing@bristol.ac.uk.

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Recruitment

A graphic of current recruitment against target is available by clicking here.