All research activity at Royal Papworth Hospital is conducted in accordance with Trust approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which are available to view by clicking on the individual titles of the SOPs in the list below.

Please find attached here a routemap which shows a timelime of SOPs used for clinical trials.

The SOP Committee meets regularly to design and review the SOPs. For more information please email Vikki Hughes
Please note that forms, guidelines, templates and information sheets are available on the guidance documents, templates and forms page.

New SOP's for Review:




The standard operating procedures relating to PTUC can be found below by searching for PTUC.  They will have PTUC in the 'Tags' column.

The following SOPs apply to both PTUC and R&D:

SOP 001 Production Approval and Review of SOPs

SOP 002 Training Records for Research Active Staff





Title Tags Description
SOP125 HLRI CRF Quality Management Plan__v1.docx.pdf SOP125 CRF Quality Management Plan SOP125 CRF Quality Management Plan v1
SOP099 HLRI CRF Medical cover v2 .pdf SOP099 HLRI CFR Medical Cover for Research Studies SOP099 HLRI CRF Medical Cover for Research Studies
SOP098_Pipetting__v1.0.pdf SOP098 Pipetting SOP098 Pipetting
SOP097 Sample Transport v1.0.pdf SOP097 Sample Transport Sample Transport SOP
SOP095 Biological Hood Laboratory v1.docx.pdf SOP095 SOP095 Biological Hood Laboratory
Assessment and Registration of Trust Risk Rating for Research Studies (SOP 025).pdf R&D SOP025
Dealing with Misconduct and Fraud Good Research Practice (SOP052).pdf R&D SOP052
Destruction of Waste IMP (Investigational Medicinal Product) (SOP081).pdf R&D SOP081
Handling of Drug Alerts and Recalls of Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs) or other trial related drugs (SOP074).pdf R&D SOP074
Informed Consent for Research Studies (SOP 003).pdf R&D SOP003
Intellectual Property Policy and SOP.pdf R&D
Management of External Research Staff - Research Passport Scheme (SOP 040).pdf R&D SOP040
Patient Recruitment (SOP031).pdf R&D SOP031
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Production, approval and review (001).pdf R&D SOP001
Tissue Bank (Deposits and Withdrawals) (SOP 067).pdf R&D SOP067
Training Records for Research Active Staff (SOP 002).pdf R&D SOP002
Transport, Storage and Enviromental Monitoring of IMP's (SOP 076).pdf R&D SOP076
Trust Confirmation of Capacity and Capability to Conduct Research Studies (SOP034).pdf R&D SOP034
Using the Research Governance Database (SOP035).pdf R&D SOP035
SOP082 Returns of IMP to Pharmacy.pdf R&D SOP082