At any stage in the preparations for the proposed study, the JRCO can offer advice on what documents and approvals are needed, and how they should be completed, in particular:

  • the research protocol
  • sponsorship by the College
  • compliance with legal requirements
  • compliance with national/local procedure
  • submissions through IRAS, eg for REC, MHRA.


TypeWhere to find
Key contacts JRCO
Useful links JRCO - develop protocol
JRCO - which approvals are needed?
NIHR benchmark Prior to NIHR 70-day benchmark
Process map links This activity occurs in the work-up stage:
Imperial College London as sponsor
Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust as sponsor
Commercial organisation as sponsor
Non-commercial organisation as sponsor