Clinical and non-clinical managers including heads of clinical departments, business, finance and human resource managers advise and inform the governing body.
Managers also operate clinical trial services within the strategic and policy parameters endorsed by the governing body. They are primarily responsible for ensuring the systems that support clinical trial service delivery are well designed and perform well.
The functions of the business manager include:
- Ensuring effective budgeting and the review of budgets prepared by the Principal Investigator and their clinical trial teams for the conduct of the both single-centre and multi-centre clinical trials
- Ensuring funding sources and costs of the trial have been identified
- Ensuring costs can be met by the sponsor or the health service organisation or that there is an adequate plan to ensure costs can be met and that cost centres are created (as required) to manage clinical trial funds
- Ensuring adequate staff and resources are available to undertake the trial