Obtaining buy-in and funding for the idea

Follow the guidelines and procedures that apply at your institution.

In addition, your idea must be budgeted, including costs relating to personnel performing sponsor tasks (project coordinator, research fellows, medical officers, safety committee if relevant etc.) and operation (monitoring, central analyses/assessments, data management, statistics etc.).

To find out which data capture solution may be appropriate for your trial, check with your institution, and visit our webpage on the subject. Your choice will have budgetary implications.

You can then use a checklist to help you through the planning stage of a clinical trial.