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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.
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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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* university sponsorship can significantly increase response rate over the use of a commercial sponsor; and
Totesport, the biggest commercial sponsor in British racing, continue to support this entire meeting, which also features the toteexacta Fillies' Nursery Handicap Stakes for two-year-olds.
"Creating and running the ice rink is entirely reliant on finding a commercial sponsor and, although strenuous efforts have been made to secure a deal, we have not been successful.
He said: "It must be a great disappointment to the parents who believed the Government's publicity that just calling a school an academy and bringing in a commercial sponsor would result in substantial improvement in performance.
But while the partnership will continue in some form for another 12 months,Kejian will not remain Everton's main commercial sponsor due to increased financial commitments in China.
It is now looking to secure a commercial sponsor for the prestigious concert.
Thick said: "John Smith's renewed sponsorship is brilliant news for us and for jump racing, and having racing's biggest commercial sponsor supporting racing's biggest race through to 2013 is good news all round.
Racing is scheduled to begin at 2.30pm and the whole programme is supported by totepool, who together with totesport, comprise the biggest commercial sponsor in British racing.
The name of Acorns Children's Hospice Trust will be emblazoned across Villa's shirts for next season, instead of a lucrative commercial sponsor.
Setanta is now the largest commercial sponsor of Scottish football, having paid pounds 3million to screen 24 live matches this season.
``This represents our largest commercial sponsor to date and we are very pleased to welcome them on board.''
However, Derby said: "John Smith's Cup day has been a popular fixture for 50 years and it has the long-standing support of an important commercial sponsor. Any changes to the fixture list should be carefully considered to ensure the best results as a whole."

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