South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix


  • National and Portfolio Anaesthesia/ ICU studies

Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme

A number of anaesthesia and ICU studies are now registered with this scheme, which provides a fantastic opportunity for trainees to learn how to be Principal Investigator on a portfolio research study. 

Current studies include:




Interested trainees are encouraged to make contact with the consultant Principal Investigator at their local hospital to see if this position is available and make the application.

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The Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme aims to develop junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to become the PIs of the future and provides formal recognition of a trainee's engagement in NIHR Portfolio research studies through the conferment of Associate PI status endorsed by the NIHR and medical Royal Colleges including the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

The scheme is open to any junior doctor, nurse or allied health professional willing to make a significant contribution to the conduct and delivery of a study at a local level over a period of at least six months. On completion of the six month tenure applicants will receive a certificate confirming their Associate PI status, be acknowledged in the primary publication(s) generated from the study as well as gain the enhanced skills and understanding around the delivery of NIHR Portfolio research.