DOES MY STUDY REQUIRE SPONSORSHIP?
For clinical research that involves NHS staff, patients or their data, Sponsorship will be required. In order to determine whether your proposal is research you can use the HRA research decision Tool here
If your project is defined as research then you should also check if NHS REC approval is required by referring to the decision tool here.
Where the research is non-clinical or to be undertaken at international sites, Sponsorship may still be required and determined by the policy of the LHP Partner.