Joint Research Office


Researchers seek clarity about approval processes, according to latest survey

19 December 2011

Investigators and research staff most want the Joint Research Office to give them a single point of contact and to be clear about approval processes, according to our latest survey.

A total of 114 staff from across UCL, UCLH and Royal Free Hampstead completed the survey.

Results showed researchers wanted:

  • a single point of contact
  • to be certain about exactly which documents they need to provide when making a new project submission for approval
  • a clear understanding of the process of approval after making a project submission to the JRO
  • an idea of how long the approval process takes.

Launch of the new JRO website has enabled the office to provide researchers with more information. The team of R&D co-ordinators serves as a single point of contact and researchers can find out which coordinator supports their area of research by going to the team list. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/jro/approvals/research-network-coordinators-contact

The website also includes information on:

Updates on approvals timelines can be in the approvals section- http://www.ucl.ac.uk/jro/approvals/how-long-does-approval-take

To give your comments use the feedback form on this website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/jro/feedback