Edge at Cambridge University Hospitals

Since 2017 Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) have been using Edge, a Local Portfolio Management System (LPMS), to capture clinical trials data and support the delivery and maintenance of research at CUH.

If you work on studies adopted to the NIHR Portfolio, it is a mandatory requirement to upload patient recruitment data to Edge.


  • LPMS / Edge data now feeds and flows directly to the Central Portfolio Management System (CPMS)
  • Edge covers Portfolio study recruitment only

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Confirming recruitment activity in CPMS

Do you need to confirm recruitment activity from Edge in CPMS?

The CUH Edge team in collaboration with NIHR CRN Eastern are offering face-to-face sessions to help confirm recruitment activity in CPMS.

These sessions will take place at the Deakin Centre on:

  • Tuesday 21 January 2pm-4pm
  • Thursday 5 March 2pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 31 March 12pm-4pm

If you are an investigator, study coordinator or study team member with responsibility for confirming recruitment activity from Edge in CPMS and you need assistance, these sessions will support you through the processes and help you to resolve your queries. 

  • Recruitment activity MUST be confirmed in CPMS. This ensures that study metrics are accurately reflected in the NIHR Portfolio and supports remuneration for ETC payments.
  • If you have outstanding recruitment to confirm but are struggling with the new confirmation process or have queries related to it, these sessions are aimed at supporting you.

REMEMBER: Recruitment activity uploaded into Edge but not confirmed in CPMS will not contribute to the study target metrics, and could have a detrimental impact on future funding allocated to the Trust.

Please contact the Study Support Service to book a slot at one of the sessions. Booking essential. If you cannot attend a session but still need support, please contact the CUH Edge team for assistance.  

Edge training

You need to receive Edge training if:

  • You work on NIHR Portfolio studies
  • You are or will be responsible for uploading recruitment for CUH into Edge

The following dates for 2020 are available:

15 January 09:30-11:00

25 March 09:30-11:00

13 May 09:30-11:00

If you need further information, please email CUHedge@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

Edge seminar updates

Please note these seminars are temporarily suspended. If you would like to be informed of dates once confirmed please email CUHedge@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

These informal seminars are run by the Research & Development department and last no more than an hour, and cover:

  • Short introduction to the changes
  • Video Presentation
  • Key FACTS: What you need to know
  • Q&A Session
  • Details of how to book further Edge Training

All research staff must attend one of these drop-in sessions, if they haven’t already done so. Sessions will run on the hours and dates below and apply to all research staff. This page is regularly updated as new drop-in sessions are scheduled.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more please email CUHedge@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

Edge learning resources

What is research activity data? (5:58 mins)

Watch the short video below to find out about changes to the way the CRN captures research activity data through LPMS/CPMS (4:08 mins)


Useful links and additional information

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