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Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Sponsorship of Research

University sponsorship

The University works within the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research that sets out the principles of research in the NHS.

All research carried out within the NHS or social care/ community care will require a research Sponsor. 

The Sponsor is responsible for ensuring that:

  • Arrangements are in place for the research team to access resources and support to deliver the research as proposed and
  • Agreements are in place which specify responsibilities for the management and monitoring of the research

If you are a member of BSMS staff or a student who is undertaking research involving patients, their tissue or data, or social care related research, a sponsor will be required.

Studies conducted by BSMS staff and students are eligible for university Sponsorship, involving review via the University of Sussex’s Sponsorship Sub-Committee. Please see the University’s research governance Sponsorship pages via the link below for further information on how to apply. 

View the research governance Sponsorship pages here >


COVID-19 sponsored research update

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Sussex has provided an update on its website. Please see the link below.