Resources for clinical research governance

University core SOPs should be used for all clinical trials sponsored by the University, and clinical research where appropriate.

If you require more detail than appears in a relevant University core SOP, unit SOPs or work instructions may be developed, provided they are compliant with University core SOPs. An editable version of the core SOP is available on request by emailing

Other templates can be adapted for use in any department conducting clinical research where there are no such templates in place. Content should be reviewed in conjunction with guidelines/procedures that are unique to each department and the text altered accordingly.

Text highlighted in yellow within documents is advisory and should be deleted when documents are finalised. If there is a footnote with details of the original author and the copyright logo of the University of Oxford, please retain them.

Please refer to this page for the latest approved version of each document and for new core SOPs.

University core SOPs mailing list

Subscribe to the RGEA core SOPs mailing list to receive updates and information related to the University core SOPs. Please send an email to: from the email address you wish to subscribe from. This is an automated email, so you will not need to include a message or subject. You will receive an automated email back asking you to confirm your subscription. Simply reply to that automated subscription email (message can be blank) to complete your subscription.

You can unsubscribe from the RGEA core SOPs mailing list at any time. Simply send an email (using the email address you subscribed with) to or by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of one of our mailing list emails.

Please note: This mailing list is for Oxford University staff only (although members of Oxford's JRO are also welcome to subscribe). Please provide your work email address to subscribe to the list. Subscription to this list is moderated and RGEA reserves the right to reject subscription requests. Registration to this mailing list is a requirement for Oxford CTU colleagues with Quality Assurance responsibilities (e.g QA Managers, CTU Operations Leads) and all of RGEA. 

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Please email to obtain a copy of the relevant Division of Responsibilities template