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Research bureaucracy in the United Kingdom: Ask for help

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:624
  1. Colette M Reid, research fellow (
  1. Department of Palliative Medicine, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, Bristol BS2 8ED

    EDITOR—I recently took a similar length of time as Wald to complete a 60 page COREC form, for a study comparing two different approaches to the management of cancer pain.1 Wald may have been unduly harsh about the process and available support.

    Perhaps I have been lucky, but I have had invaluable help from our …

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