• Don’t be put off by the previous pages
  • If everything is submitted appropriately, the ethics and R&D and Local Trust process could take 4-8 weeks
  • Make the most of the Study Sponsor support – they can help you through your research
  • It is not always necessary to attend the REC meeting – but it looks good if you do
  • As Chief Investigator all communication comes to you
  • Be prepared for various emails from various people – just respond to each one individually with what is required – don’t fight the bureaucracy at this stage!
  • You will need to do an annual progress report to the REC
  • If adopted by UKCRN Portfolio you will need to submit monthly accrual information to them – but the support you obtain for the study should cover this process




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