A wide network of contributors underpins the process of setting up a healthcare research study and the principal Research Governance and Integrity Team (RGIT) contacts are listed below in their teams. Help is available to guide you through the overall process and, in particular, relating to working on the study protocol.

Before submitting any documentation to IRAS for ethical and regulatory approvals, the CI/PI must obtain clearance from the CPG research manager. The RGIT can advise on any procedural issues or help to clarify what is involved in making a valid submission.

The RGIT team is responsible for ensuring that all internal and external approvals are in place, prior to issuing NHS Trust permission for the study to proceed.

Please consult the RGIT website to contact the relevant team member if you require any assistance.