Clinical Trial Life Cycle

The Sponsor-Investigator and central coordinating trial team, as well as site Principal Investigator(s) and their clinical trial team, all have an important role to play in the delivery of a clinical trial, see Roles and Responsibilities.

It is also useful to understand these responsibilities in terms of the four main stages of a clinical trial: planning, conduct, data analysis and sharing of results. 

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Life cycle clinical trial

Refer to Planning, Trial Conduct, Analysing the Data and Share Results, for further information about each stage of the clinical trial life cycle.  

In-depth information, including resources to support researchers and institutions undertaking investigator-initiated trials, is provided in risk management, monitoring and data management.

Please check in regularly for updates as new sections are added to support researchers conducting investigator-initiated trials or registry trials.