NHS Sponsor Letter template by ajizai

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Date




Dear Name (R&D manager)

RE: Title of project
Reference: ***

Principal investigator: ***Name**, University of the West of England, Bristol

I am writing to confirm that the University of the West of England, Bristol (“UWE”) has
agreed to act as Research Sponsor in accordance with the Department of Health Research
Governance Framework (2001) for the above research (“the Project”). UWE’s acceptance of
Research Sponsorship is subject to ethics approval having been obtained to
……………………………………………………………………………………………...
The Project is funded by Funder name and involves a ******* study content/methodology (eg
an investigation into the effectiveness of ante-natal screening)

UWE has made the following insurance arrangements for employees, and for students
working under the supervision of a UWE employee, and where the project is included on an
authorised UWE research register.

UWE has insurance cover for clinical trials up to £2m in the aggregate which includes cover
for non-negligent harm. This cover is provided only when UWE (via the Centre for Research,
Innovation and Graduate Studies) has approved projects with our insurers and they are then
listed on our clinical trials register.

For research which is not deemed a clinical trial (ie not on UWE’s clinical trials register):
   UWE’s Professional Indemnity policy provides insurance cover for indemnity against
    legal liability for damages and claimant’s costs and expenses arising out of any act,
    neglect, error or omission.


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   UWE’s Employers Liability Insurance is in place to protect UWE’s employees if they are
    harmed whilst engaged on UWE business, should UWE be held legally liable.
   UWE’s Public Liability insurance policy covers legal liability for third party personal
    injury, death, disease or illness to any person or loss or damage to third party property.

Details of the Employers/Public and Professional Indemnity policy covers are attached.

Yours sincerely




Dr Egils Praulitis
Research Governance Lead
School of Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.




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