It takes time to hire the staff who will conduct the study and some preparations can be put in place at an early stage, although it will is not possible to advertise until R&D Permission has been granted at the end of the governance stage. For example, advertisements can be drafted and interview dates can be reserved in readiness for the recruitment of staff.


TypeWhere to find
Key contacts Clinical Divisions; JRCO; JRO
Useful links NIHR - site resource support
NIHR benchmark Prior to NIHR 70-day benchmark
Process map links This activity occurs in the work-up stage:
Imperial College London as sponsor
Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust as sponsor
Commercial organisation as sponsor
Non-commercial organisation as sponsor