The University of Birmingham (UoB) is the sponsor of the CHEETAH trial in collaborating countries.
International Coordinating Centre
The International Coordinating Centre CHEETAH trial office is at the University of Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU). Each country will appoint a National Coordinating Investigator (NCI) and a National Coordinating Centre (NCC) – the Hub – who will take national responsibility for the study. The Hubs will be responsible for coordinating recruitment from a range of representative local hospitals – spokes.
Central and National Trial Management Group
The Central Trial Management Group (CTMG) includes those individuals responsible for the day-to-day management of the trial. This will include the trial CI, lead methodologists, patient representatives and CHEETAH central trial management staff.
Trial Steering Committee.
The Trial Steering Committee provides overall supervision of the trial and ensures that the trial is being conducted in accordance with the principles of Good Clinical Practice and other relevant regulations.
Data Monitoring Committee.
The Data Monitoring Committee will give advice on whether the accumulated data from the trial, together with the results from other relevant research, justifies the continuing recruitment of further participants.