Guidelines for cover letter accompanying a clinical research protocol

Guidelines for the letter accompanying the submission of a clinical research protocol to the CWO

  • Protocol title
  • Motivation for participation by the proposing department
  • Did other participating departments approved the protocol?
  • With additional research beyond the general patient care: is this discussed with the relevant department?
  • How many patients are included in VUmc and over what period of time?
  • What is the scientific spin-off for the department?
  • Does the research interferes with other ongoing research protocols?
  • To which VUmc CCA research program does this research belong?

The cover letter must be signed by the applicant and by the head of the department.