Applying to the BPSU
This page provides a brief outline of the process for applying to run a BPSU study. For full guidance, please consult the BPSU study application handbook.
- Phase 1 involved the submission of an initial application to the BPSU Scientific Committee.
- The application must show that the study fits the BPSU eligibility criteria.
- If the phase 1 application is approved by the Committee, a more detailed phase 2 application should be completed.
- The research questionnaire and public information leaflet should also be submitted to the Committee at this time.
Post phase 2
- If the phase 2 application is approved, MREC and NIGB approval should be obtained and the IG toolkit completed.
Visit the Resources for investigators page for more information.
The current administrative charge for running a study through the BPSU is £10,000 for the first year (13 months) and £5,000 a year for subsequent years. The charge includes the cost of producing the protocol card (approx £500). Further costs may be applicable for additional printing or work.
Application submission dates
Phase 1 and 2 applications need to be submitted no later than four weeks before a BPSU EC meeting. Dates for future meetings are:
- 31 January 2013
- 12 March 2013
- 22 May 2013
- 18 July 2013
- 17 September 2013
- 20 November 2013
How to apply
If you would like further information or to apply to run a study, please contact us.
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