As part of the feasibility study, the ICHT Clinical Division research manager carries out a review of the trial by looking at a range of criteria, and presentation at research strategy committee may be required covering:

  • the anticipated funding body
  • anticipated NHS service support costs and implications (to include research staff)
  • whether the study is potentially eligible for NIHR LCRN funding (early consideration is important)
  • whether the trial can be expected to deliver high quality data
  • the CI/PI’s track record with similar trials previously, taking  into consideration experience and qualifications, compliance with reporting requirements
  • how the study idea fits in with the research strategy at Directorate or Divisional level
  • capacity considerations for any clinical areas in supporting recruitment or providing service support to the study (strategic decision)
  • sponsorship – lead or participating site (influences strategic consideration in respect of workload, income and publication)


TypeWhere to find
Key contacts Clinical Divisions
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