This template is required when an investigator relies on Meriter-UnityPoint staff to aid their research in some way. The letter spells out in what ways the collaborating person/department will help the researcher. The letter should be signed by a department or work area manager, director or other authority.
Examples of research collaboration carried out by non-research staff:
Handing out recruitment materials.
Passing information such as consent to contact forms from prospective subjects to the investigator.
Keeping recruitment brochures and flyers available in waiting or examining areas.
De-identifying and/or coding a bio-specimen and temporarily storing it until research staff can pick it up.