HRA Approval

HRA approval was implemented to make it easier to undertake health research in the NHS in England and to simplify the process of approval for researchers, reducing the time and cost of setting up studies. HRA Approval has been implemented in Cohorts:

HRA cohort

Summary of main changes:

  • Central governance review. It will be down to individual sites to confirm capacity and capability to run the trial
  • No SSI forms. For non commercial studies the schedule of events can be used. For more information on this visit the HRA website
  • The statement of activities acts as agreement where contract mNCA/CTA not in place. For more information on the statement of activity visit the HRA website
  • IRAS will remain the primary tool for research applications

NUH R&I are available to support and guide you through the HRA approval process. Please contact us if you are looking to submit a study for HRA approval.

The HRA process is summarised below.

HRA approval process

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