Research Registration and Governance
All research taking place at CUH with patients or staff needs to be registered through the R&D office. The Research Governance Team can review research applications and authorise sponsorship of clinical research. They will guide you through the necessary regulatory submissions and work with commercial and non-commercial entities to facilitate set-up and delivery of high-quality clinical research. For studies that have not undergone assessment of scientific quality as part of the funding process, the CUH Research Advisory Committee will undertake independent expert review.
The Trust supports the ethical use of health and research data for research purposes. Our Research Governance Clinical Informatics Lead can help researchers navigate the regulatory and legal requirements for data studies and has particular expertise in research relating to secondary uses of data and consent.
Investigational Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Non-CTIMPs
The NIHR UKCRC registered Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU) collaborates with investigators in the planning and conduct of high-quality research projects included in their diverse portfolio. Administrative resources offered for full collaboration include all aspects of research (project) management from funding applications, research approvals and site set-up through to data management, statistical analysis and reporting. In addition the CCTU Regulatory Team undertakes all delegated Sponsor responsibilities for Cambridge-sponsored CTIMPs.