Sustainable Auditing and Research

Kate Townsend's picture

Hi there, I have been asked to advise my department on how to make the Audit and Research projects more sustainable. Just wondering if anyone can share anything in this area? (apart from the obvious reducing paper copies etc). Or if there's any good practice/research I can tap into. - Thanks!


Reducing carbon footprint of clinical trials

Heather Baid's picture

Hi Kate,

Here's the NIHR Carbon Reduction Guidelines:

And the Sustainable Healthcare Coalition seem to be testing out a tool right now for measuring carbon footprint of research trials:

There's also a recent Lancet article about this:






The Sustainable Healthcare Coalition just published this (their tool seems to be



Thank you so much Heather -

Kate Townsend's picture

Thank you so much Heather - that's really helpful!


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