Research requiring the collaboration of the NHS must have an individual or organisation willing and able to take on the responsibilities of the research sponsor* under the UK Framework for Health and Social Care Research.
If you wish to name Lancaster as your sponsor on your NHS application form please follow the guidance below to apply for sponsorship.
Student applicants should refer to the HRA guidance here: student research. Please note that Lancaster University processes require that students who need R&D approval for one site only need to submit an IRAS form, following the guidance laid out here.
*In this context, the sponsor is the individual, company, institution or organisation which takes on ultimate responsibility for the management of the research.