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How to guide: Managing external staff arrangements

This guide outlines the responsibilities of practices in managing external research staff.

Key information you should be aware of:


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The HR Good Practice Resource Pack has been reviewed and updated in light of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force in the UK on 25th May 2018.


The Resource Pack includes details of:

The WY R&D team cannot issue honorary contracts.

Link: HR Good Practice Resource Pack

Practice and principal investigator (PI) responsibilities

The practice PI is responsible for ensuring that any external research staff have been appropriately screened and have appropriate training and experience. Reviewing the external research staff member’s letter of access is sufficient to ensure this for studies that are not Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPS).

The practice PI is responsible for delegating research activities via the study delegation log to external research staff:

Glossary of Acronyms and Terms


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