A wide network of contributors underpin the process of setting up a healthcare research study and the principal contacts are listed below:

The ICHT Clinical Divisions research managers review studies and give approval at two key stages, firstly to indicate that the proposed study has passed a feasibility assessment, and secondly to allow the ethics and regulatory checks to go ahead through IRAS.

A number of internal College/Trust departments supply key support services and advice relating to their area of responsibility, such as:

The  ensures that all healthcare studies comply with the regulations governing clinical research and issue R&D Approval.

The Joint Research Office (JRO) handles contracts and grants, and relevant contacts can be found on the JRO Contacts page.