Confirming UNSW Sponsor Related Responsibilities for a Clinical Trial

Sponsor confirmation is not automatically confirmed for UNSW staff members and a written request to confirm sponsor related responsibilities is required. UNSW can assume the role of clinical trial sponsor for trials conducted within Australia that meet the following criteria:

  • A UNSW employee or an academic with a current appointment initiates the clinical trial and is the principal coordinating investigator.
  • UNSW administers funding for the trial via the UNSW research grants and contracts team.
  • UNSW insurance has confirmed that the insurance covers the clinical trial.
  • UNSW will retain the financial, academic, and reputational benefits of the research or trial (either wholly or partially).
  • All data will be stored following the Research Data Governance & Materials Handling Policy.
  • Original research data and primary materials generated in the research conducted at the University will be owned and retained by the University subject to any contractual, statutory, ethical, or funding body requirements. 
Confirmation of Sponsor Responsibilities

 A request to confirm sponsor responsibilities must be submitted as outlined below. The UNSW Sponsors Delegate Dr Ted Rohr must provide written confirmation before UNSW becomes responsible as sponsor. 

Submission Instructions
Submission closing dates
  • Closing dates do not apply to this process. Submissions to request confirmation of sponsor responsibilities can be sent as required.
Timeframe for review
  • Researchers should allow up to 5 working days to receive outcomes.