As part of the feasibility study, the departments listed below will consider their possible involvement. The CI/PI should provide whatever information is necessary, such as an outline protocol, to enable an accurate to be made, taking into account:

  • Availability of any specialised diagnostic or therapeutic equipment required by the protocol 
  • Adequate space and storage conditions (including archive) 
  • Available resources in NHS support departments

Where collaborations are formalised with legal agreements (eg material transfer agreement, confidentiality agreement, this should be flagged up at the earliest opportunity.

See below for a list of support service teams and departments.


TypeWhere to find
Key contacts PharmacyImagingPathologyICTUResearch facilities
Useful links NIHR Clinical Trials Toolkit - feasibility
NIHR benchmark Prior to NIHR 70-day benchmark
Process map links This activity occurs in the feasibility stage:
Imperial College London as sponsor
Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust as sponsor
Commercial organisation as sponsor
Non-commercial organisation as sponsor