Health or social care research involving patients, their tissue and or data requires a formal Sponsor, favourable NHS Ethical review and NHS R&D approval. This is commonly known as the 1,2, 3.

If you are looking for Tayside to take part (be a participating site) in externally sponsored research, whether Commercial or Non-Commercial, please contact and the team will work with you to facilitate this.

If wish to conduct your own research with the UoD and/or NHS Tayside as your Sponsor, please go to the Study Start-Up SOPs for clear guidance on the application process.

Sponsorship is organised through Research Governance who conduct a risk assessment behalf of both the NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee and remain you primary Sponsor contact for the duration of your research.

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