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:
- Imaging research
- Tissue Bank
- Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU)
- Research facilities
- Information governance (Caldicott)
- New Interventions Committee
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.