After the study

When your study is complete, there are a number of things which you will need to do to formally end the study, including sending various documents to the Research Governance team and the Research Ethics Committee which approved the study.

Guidance from the HRA about the considerations which apply at the end of a study, along with information on the forms which may need to be submitted, is available on the 'Ending your project' page of the HRA website.

In particular, you will need to submit the following:

You will then need to archive your study documents and data. This should include the data you have collected and any tools or documents needed to reproduce the study results from those data. It should be possible for someone looking at your archived material to reconstruct what you did on the study in detail and validate your results. Further information for clinical trials, including the University's Archiving SOP, is available on the QMS web page.

You need to ensure that all data and documents are secured and stored in line with University policies.  For further information, please see our Guidance on UoB Research Data Management policies.


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