Sponsorship and Quality Assurance
The University is responsible for the studies which it sponsors and, therefore, needs to be confident that these have robust systems and practices in place for:
- Safeguarding the dignity, rights, safety & well-being of participants recruited; and for
- Ensuring the validity of the data collected, analysed, recorded & reported.
The University also wishes to identify good practices in how University-sponsored studies are managed and for these practices to be shared between studies operating across the University.
Accordingly, the University seeks to quality assure (QA) University-sponsored studies.
The University's approach to how it assures the quality of the human-interventional studies that it sponsors: a partnership with academic departments and the Chief/Principal Investigators of the studies is set out in the Human-Interventional studies Procedure.
The QA approach involves an initial risk assessment of the human-interventional study (once ethical and scientific approval have both been granted for the project), followed by the implementation of a risk-appropriate procedure. Further links to definitions, explanations and forms can be found below or in further information on the procedure.