Flow Chart

The flow chart below describes the process of Lab approval for all clinical trials in NHS Lothian

Process Flow Chart



As sponsors and hosts of clinical research, the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian have legal responsibilities regarding the oversight and management of studies and provide written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure studies are conducted and reported in compliance with GCP, regulatory requirements and research governance frameworks.  All our clinical laboratories are UKAS (to ISO15189 standard) certified.


Please contact the Research Project Lead who will able to provide to appropriate forms to complete when requesting research tests within NHS Lothian laboratories.