Study Set Up

These pages are intended to help give you an overview of the ‘approvals’ you need to set-up and run your project, who can help, and the process you need to follow.

Research Governance may loosely be defined as a range of regulations, principles and standards which exist to achieve and improve research quality across all aspects of health and social care. It ensures that health and social care research in England is conducted to the highest standards.

We have produced a step by step guide to the tasks you need to follow when setting up a study sponsored by NBT.


As part of all consultant job planning, research active NBT consultants will need to identify their research activity when they agree their job plans with their Clinical Director and identify Research SPAs explicitly in their job plan. 

Contact Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation
North Bristol NHS Trust
Floor 3, Learning & Research Centre
Southmead Hospital
Bristol, BS10 5NB

Telephone: 0117 4149330

Who to contact in Research and Innovation

indicates who the best person to contact is at various stages of your research project.