Contact Us

This page gives detailed contact information to help you with applications to our committees, queries and most other enquiries.


General contact information


Please direct all general correspondence to:

Health Research Authority
Skipton House
80 London Road
London SE1 6LH


Tel:  020 797 22545


Christmas and New Year 2014/15 arrangements

HRA Queries Line and HRA Contact services: closed from 5pm on Tuesday 23 December 2014 until 9am on Monday 5 January 2015. Please note there will be reduced service on 22 and 23 December 2014.

IRAS Queries Line: closed from 5pm on Tuesday 23 December 2014 until 9am on Monday 5 January 2015.

IRAS Technical Helpdesk: closed from 3pm on Wednesday 24 December until 10.30am on Monday 29 December and from 3pm on Wednesday 31 December until 9am on Friday 2 January 2015 when normal service will resume. Please note that on there will be a reduced service available between 1-3pm on 24 December and on 29, 30 and 31 December the Technical Helpdesk will be open between 10.30am and 3pm with a reduced service

CAG Queries: closed from noon 24 December 2014 until 9am on 29 December 2014 and from 1 January 2015 until 9am on 5 January 2015.

FOI requests – no change. All HRA offices (including REC Offices and Regional Offices) will be closed 25 – 27 December 2014 (inclusive) and 1 January 2015.


Applying to our committees

Christmas and New Year enquiries:

The Central Booking System will be closed between 24 December and 5 January for holidays.  Bookings should be made by 4.30pm on the 23rd December.  Any urgent booking-related enquiries during the Christmas period can be directed to 0161 625 7830.

Search for Research Ethics Committees Committee Directory
Making a booking to have an application reviewed by a Research Ethics Committee – Central Booking System (CBS) Apply for Approvals Section  0161 625 7836
Confidentiality Advisory Group (Section 251 exemptions for all applications for access to confidential patient information without consent) 020 7972 2557
Gene Therapy Advisory Committee 0115 883 9311


Other useful contact details

Area Email Phone
Raising concerns 020 797 22545
Freedom of Information requests (in writing)
HRA Approval and assessment
Media enquiries 020 7972 2609
Patient and public involvement 020 797 22545
Training Team 020 7972 2654
Website enquiries and feedback 020 7972 2609
Detailed guide to HRA contacts for R&D staff [PDF, 281 KB]

HRA Offices and Research Ethics Committee Centres


Level 3, Block B
Lewins Mead
Tel: 0117 342 1388

(Covers London, Home Counties and South West)


3rd Floor – Barlow House
4 Minshull Street
M1 3DZ
Tel: 0161 625 7822


(Covers North West, Yorks, West Midlands and London)


Room 002
TEDCO Business Centre
Rolling Mill Road
Tyne & Wear
NE32 3DT
Tel: 0191 428 3444

(Covers North East, Yorks, East of England and London)


The Old Chapel
Royal Standard Court
Tel: 0115 883 9440

(Covers Midlands, East of England and London)


Skipton House
80 London Road
Tel: 020 797 22567

(Covers London)


Research Ethics Committees for the Devolved Administrations can be contacted by ringing:

Northern Ireland – 028 92 603107

Scotland – 0131 244 2655

Wales – 029 2037 6829