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Webinar – Sponsorship advice for trials and studies – 28.04.2020

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The BRC’s Rapid Translational Incubator signposts researchers to appropriate support when setting up and running trials and studies in Greater Manchester.

Our regular networking events and webinars cover different topics exploring solutions to common problems in a supportive peer network, and signpost to support available in Manchester.

Theme: Sponsorship advice for trials and studies at the University of Manchester

All research falling under the remit of the Secretary of State for Health must have a formal sponsor. This includes all research in health and social care that involve NHS patients, their tissue or information.

The role of sponsor ensures that proper arrangements are in place to initiate, manage and report on a study. This webinar will provide an overview of sponsorship processes at the University of Manchester.


  • Mohammed Zubair, Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Team, Directorate of Research and Business Engagement, University of Manchester
  • Clare Griffin, Research Integrity and Governance Manager, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust


Jacky Smith, Rapid Translational Incubator Cross Cutting Theme Lead / Improving Respiratory Symptoms Programme Lead, NIHR Manchester BRC. Medical Director, NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility

Register for the webinar

Alternatively, you can register to attend in person. Sessions take place at the Nowgen Centre, 29 Grafton Street, Manchester, though places are limited.