The HRA protects and promotes the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research.

We work to make the UK a great place to do research where more people have the opportunity to participate in health and social care research and continue to feel safe when they do.

New animation brings HRA Approval to life

We’ve created a short animation to explain HRA Approval and to illustrate the experience of researchers applying for approvals before and after its development.


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What we do

HRA Approval

This is the approval process for all study types taking place in the NHS in England. Keep up-to-date with developments and provide feedback.

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Patients and the public

Find out how we involve patients and the public in the HRA’s work to improve health research design, delivery and regulation.

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