Sponsorship & Regulatory Approvals

Sponsorship

Does my research need university sponsorship? 

A sponsor is required for all clinical research.

Regulatory Approvals

Does my research need NHS ethics approval?

Do find out if your research will need to be presented to an NHS REC for review and approval use the HRA ethics toolkit to help you understand.

If you need further help and advice contact your Faculty Ethics Officer.

What other regulatory approvals will I need?

All studies falling into the category of CTIMPs require authorisation by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. Application is via the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS).

You will need to pay a standard application fee and a fee for any amendments until trial completion.

All other clinical trials will need to obtain ethics approval from either Lancaster University or NHS Ethics. If you need further help and advice contact your Faculty Ethics Officer.