Once the CI/PI has had approval to proceed from the Clinical Division research manager (and JRCO where ICL/ICHNT are sponsor), the REC and R&D forms can be submitted through IRAS, though not necessarily at the same time.

It may be possible to release the REC form first if the documents listed on the IRAS checklist are all in place. 

Resources

TypeWhere to find
Key contacts Clinical DivisionsJRCO
Useful links IRAS homepage
NIHR Clinical Trials Toolkit - IRAS
NIHR benchmark Prior to NIHR 70-day benchmark
Process map links This activity occurs in the work-up stage:
> Imperial College London as sponsor
> Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust as sponsor
> Commercial organisation as sponsor
> Non-commercial organisation as sponsor