In March 2011 the Faculty of Medicine undertook a review of the operational activities of the Joint Research Office (JRO). The Project Board established 10 work-streams populated with College and Trust staff with relevant expertise and JRO staff members.
The review consulted widely within the Faculty and NHS to establish the expectations there were of JRO service and ideas for the optimum structure for service-delivery.
A final report was issued towards the end of 2011 and as a result of the recommendations from the Project Board a new structure was implemented in January 2012.
The key recommendations were: