For a clinical trial to comply with GCP it must have a Sponsor. There are various types of Sponsor which will be applicable depending on the nature of your trial. These include: Commercial, Non-Commercial, Co-sponsorship, Independent/investigator sponsor. Given the nature of the sponsorship task, acting as an independent sponsor may only be appropriate for small trials and legal cover must also be investigated.
3. http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/clinicalresearchgovernanceoffice/projectplanning/isasponsorneeded . Please bear in mind this site is university specific and appropriate for UK guidelines.
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