Our SOPs

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)

Since opening in September 2006 the NIHR Sheffield CRF has developed fully documented systems and procedures as part of its Quality Control Strategy. All procedures comply with Trust and University policies including Clinical and Research Governance, Health and Safety, Infection Control, and Fire Safety.

The safety of the staff and research participants is of paramount importance.

A comprehensive directory of Standard Operating Procedures is available for use by all staff and users of the CRF. Standard Operating Procedures are available for Clinical, Laboratory, and Administration procedures.

Clinical Procedures

CRF.C106 Measuring Height (PDF)

CRF.C108 Measuring Body Mass Index (PDF)

CRF.C125 Obtaining a Blood Sample from a Peripheral Venous Cannula (PDF)

CRF.C129 Measuring Weight Using Non-Electronic Scales (PDF)

CRF.C130 Grip Strength Testing (PDF)

CRF.C131 Measuring the Circumference of the Hips (PDF)

CRF.C132 Measuring the Circumference of the Waist (PDF)

CRF.C133 Measuring Waist to Hip Ratio (PDF)

Laboratory Procedures

CRF.L112 CRF Laboratory Procedures (PDF)

Administration Procedures

CRF.A100 Writing, Management of and Training in Standard Operating Procedures in the Sheffield Clinical Research Facility (PDF)

CRF.A101 Electronic Filing of Documentation within the CRF Projects Folder (PDF)

CRF.A105 Equipment Management (PDF)


You can access their SOPs via their website