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Study Setup and
Governance Team

The Study Setup and Governance Team work closely with Chief and Principle Investigators and research teams to provide support for study development, pre-trial guidance, feasibility, capability assessments and setup for sponsored and hosted research.

You will receive a dedicated point of contact that will support you through the process of obtaining:

  • Trust sponsorship
  • Regulatory approval
  • Facilitating setup for external (hosted) trials
  • Contract & budget negotiations
  • Supporting departmental costs and approval
  • Site selection visits
  • Amendments
  • Study setup and administration support

Support is also available for:

  • Student projects
  • GafRECs (Research projects that do not require NHS ethical approval)
  • Service Evaluations
  • Honorary Research Contracts and Letters of Access

The team also manages:

  • Risk assessments for all trust sponsored studies
  • Creating and maintaining SOP’s & Work statements
  • Contractual site agreements
  • Audit and monitoring
  • DATIX reports/investigations

For any queries relating to non-sponsored research (including GafRECs, Service & Evaluations) please email or call 02476 968273

For any queries relating to governance or sponsored research please email or call 02476 967476