Before you start the study, ensure that all staff in all centres (if a multi-centre study) have all the information they require.

  • Inform all centres that approval has (or has not) been given for their centre
  • Inform centres who the sponsor is, and of any allocated or delegated responsibilities
  • Confirm any monetary agreements
  • Ensure all staff have correct versions of necessary documentation
  • Ensure all staff are trained in conducting the study to the approved protocol.


TypeWhere to find
Key contacts Clinical DivisionsJRCO
Useful links NIHR Clinical Trials Toolkit - final trial management documentation
NIHR benchmark Within NIHR 70-day benchmark (Day 0-30)
Process map links This activity occurs in the governance stage:
Imperial College London as sponsor
Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust as sponsor
Commercial organisation as sponsor
Non-commercial organisation as sponsor