DescriptionSponsor/Collaborators—Use this field to specify the Sponsor (Lead) or Collaborator listed on study records. A sponsor is the organization or person (a Sponsor-Investigator) who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data. A collaborator is an organization other than the Sponsor that provides support for a clinical study. This support may include funding, design, implementation, data analysis, or reporting.
- Examples: National Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic, Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Exact match: Use this checkbox to indicate that the sponsor name listed in the study must exactly match the sponsor name entered in the search field. For example, if this checkbox is not marked, a search with "Merck" in the Sponsor (Lead) field will find studies with Merck, Merck KGaA, Dupont Merck, and Merck Sharp & Dohme listed as the sponsor. If the checkbox is marked, only studies with Merck listed as the sponsor (with no other words in the name) will be included in the search results.