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An individual, company, institution or organisation responsible for initiating and managing a clinical trial; it may or may not be the main funding body. A corporation or agency whose employees conduct a clinical trial is considered a sponsor; the employees are considered investigators.

sponsor

(spon′sŏr) [L. fr. spondere, to promise]
1. A mentor or supporter.
2. An individual or an organization providing the financial backing for a clinic, hospital, medical mission, professorship, or research study.
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SEASONS HOLIDAYS will be revealed a week today as the first commercial sponsor of the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham, writes David Lawrence.
The Iron Horse will be the first Claiming Crown race to have a commercial sponsor, a result that Canterbury Park President Randy Sampson says, "is most gratifying.
Despite our standing as an original commercial sponsor of the IAHC, we find ourselves unable to support the committee's processes and the resulting proposal.
As the first commercial sponsor of the Global Grid Forum and a founding member of the Enterprise Grid Alliance, Sun is an advocate and leader in driving the development of grid standards worldwide.
Highlighted by next month's Aintree National, the figure is a significant increase on last year, and underlines the company's claim to be British racing's biggest commercial sponsor.
The Trainers' Championship was unable to attract a commercial sponsor for a number of years so the BGRB made a very significant contribution towards ensuring it was staged," said Curran.
FTD, the Parade's oldest commercial sponsor, is offering a look back at the history of the Rose Parade through vintage footage of its floats.
The idea is to bring together owners seeking sponsorship with those who are looking to sponsor through their own companies, or are aware of a potential commercial sponsor.
GOODWOOD is back on the lookout for a commercial sponsor for its festival highlight, the Group 1 Sussex Stakes, after Lanson Champagne's decision to end its backing with yesterday's running.
RadioShack, the expedition's primary commercial sponsor, is providing connectivity technology so that crew members can be in direct communication with Russian Mission Control, NASA's US Space Command, the European Space Agency and the international media throughout the flight.
That was the view of Coral yesterday who celebrated the 40th year of their sponsorship of the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown this July and have backed the Welsh National at Chepstow for 43 years, as well as being one of the longest-standing commercial sponsors at Cheltenham.
Volunteers have spent all week preparing the circuit for tonight's crunch showdown with support from Coventry Council, Cycle Coventry and a host of commercial sponsors.

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