Research Management

Research management is the means by which Sponsors and host organisations can ensure the high quality and excellent development and delivery of studies from concept through to archiving and dissemination and knowledge transfer.

The following list is not intended to be exhaustive and primarily focuses on project level requirements but from an organisational and systems perspective, rather than strictly study-specific. This is work in progress but overtime (and with support from the Research Management Working Group) we aim to populate our resources section to provide access to guidance, literature, peer support and the sharing of best practice

Please note the Research Management Working Group is currently collaborating with the HRA to scope and possibly develop a Sponsor toolkit to improve on the thoughts below and we will keep you informed of our progress.

  • Quality Management Systems for Research
  • Deciding if a study is Research or Service Evaluation
  • Ensuring Service User & Carer involvement
  • Developing a protocol
  • Confirming Research Categories
  • Additional resources specific to categories
  • Study level risk assessment
  • Costing
  • Indemnity
  • Grant Awards
  • Preparing applications for REC and Regulatory Approvals
  • Systems for Peer Review
  • Contracts Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Sponsorship
  • Study initiation & Confirming Green light
  • Ensuring and monitoring safety
  • Ensuring Version Control
  • Essential Documents
  • Product/IMP management
  • Data Management
  • Feasibility & Capability
  • Managing HR Arrangements
  • Monitoring & Audit
  • Management Amendments
  • Close out & end of Study
  • Archiving
  • Dissemination
  • Research Management Systems