Hosted Studies

The Study Set Up Team support researchers to navigate their way through the HRA 'assess, arrange, and confirm' process so that they can begin recruiting to a study at UHDB.

We can provide training in order to aid you in running a research project. 

We run the following courses:

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Full and Refresher training
  • Valid Informed consent training
  • Investigator Site File set-up and maintenance

Other training is also available from the following resources:

*Note:  It is mandatory to have GCP Training if you are a member of a research team conducting a Clinical Trial of Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMP) or a medical device trial. GCP training needs to be renewed every 2 years by attending a ‘refresher’ course.

If you have received information and would like to express an interest in opening a study at UHDB, please contact We can support you in completion of the request and provide supplementary information to strengthen your application.

In order to open a study at UHDB, applications are reviewed to ensure that they are deliverable, feasible, properly resourced and conducted according to relevant regulations. The Study Set Up Team is instrumental in getting the approval that you require to begin your study. If you are approached about a study that you want to collaborate with us on, contact us as soon as possible on and we will support you with the set-up. 

We need to be notified of all amendments and, if necessary, will review any local implications of the amendment. Any amendments must be sent to

For further information on the approvals required and the site set-up process please visit the NHS Health Research Authority (HRA) website (opens in new window) >

R&D standard operation procedures

Access to R&D standard operation procedures (SOPs) and policies is restricted to research and clinical staff who are involved in studies with this Trust.

To access our SOPs and policies, please contact the trial manager or PI.