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Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

The JRMO operates in accordance with detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

These SOPs and their associated documents can also be used as models by those engaged in research, in which case local sign-off would normally be required.

Each SOP has been authorised and a master copy is kept in the JMRO. As stated in SOP 30, all electronic copies of research and development SOPs are ‘uncontrolled’.

Updates to SOPs are announced in our regular Research News Bulletin.

  • To search for a particular SOP either scroll down the list below, separated into Researcher SOPs and JRMO staff SOPS, or use the numerical list at the left of this page.
  • Alternatively, you can insert a keyword or number into the SEARCH box at the top right of this and all JRMO website pages just left of the Barts Health logo.

If you have any questions about our SOPs please contact the JRMO’s GCP Team: research.governance@qmul.ac.uk 


Researcher SOPs

SOP 1 - Research project application

SOP 7 - Costing and contracting

SOP 8 - Site agreements for clinical trials

SOP 10 - Confirmation of capacity and capability

SOP 11a - Barts Health/Queen Mary Sponsorship of MHRA-regulated studies

SOP 12a  -Barts Health/Queen Mary Sponsorship of interventional studies for researchers

SOP 13a - Barts Health/ Queen Mary Sponsorship of research studies for researchers

SOP 14 - Review of research including peer review and departmental authorisation

SOP 15 - Queen Mary REC application and approval procedure

SOP 16 - Data protection for research

SOP 17b - Amendments for hosted studies

SOP 17c - Amendments for sponsored studies

SOP 18a - Project closure for Barts Health/ Queen Mary sponsored MHRA-regulated trials

SOP 18b - Project closure for hosted projects

SOP 20 - Archiving for research projects

SOP 23 - Risk assessment

SOP 25 - Informed consent

SOP 26a - Pharmacovigilance reporting for CTIMPs

SOP 26b - Safety reporting for sponsored non-CTIMPs

SOP 27 - Reporting incidents relating to research

SOP 28 - Monitoring

SOP 31 - Non-compliances

SOP 32 - Freedom of Information Act request

SOP 33 - Research misconduct

SOP 34a - Researcher training

SOP 37 - Reporting serious & non-serious breaches of GCP or the trial protocol

SOP 38a - Use of computerised equipment in research projects

SOP 38b - Trial data management systems

SOP 39 - Personal access for research ('Research Passport')

SOP 40 - Vendor assessment

SOP 41 - JRMO oversight of CTG and study specific SOPs

SOP 42a - IMP management - Barts Health/ Queen Mary sponsored studies

SOP 42b - Pharmacy involvement in hosted studies

SOP 45 - Essential documentation including TMF

SOP 46 - Site selection, initiation and activation

SOP 47 - Trial committees

JRMO staff SOPs

SOP 11b - Barts Health/ Queen Mary Sponsorship of MHRA-regulated studies

SOP 17a - Amendments for sponsored studies

SOP 19 - Project closure: Guidance for JRMO staff

SOP 22 - JRMO audits

SOP 26c - Pharmacovigilance

SOP 29 - Document control and creation & maintenance of JRMO SOPs

SOP 30 - Creating, maintaining and distributing JRMO SOPs

SOP 34b - JRMO staff training and induction

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