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Latest update on performance of HRA Approval issued

Published on 19 July 2016

The HRA Approval Programme today issues another update on performance.

HRA Approval for new studies continues to be issued in line with plans. Requests for HRA Approval for existing studies and for amendments have been higher than expected but have …

AMS welcomes cohort 4 announcement

Published on 3 February 2016

In response to the HRA’s announcement on 28 January, Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said:

“I am pleased to see that the HRA’s new research approval system is nearing completion. I am sure

Strong public support for Health Research

Published on 10 March 2015

The Health Research Authority welcomes the findings of a survey it has recently commissioned that shows 97% of the public think health research is important and 74% of people think every patient should be offered the opportunity to participate in

Non-Executive Director appointments to the Health Research Authority

Published on 30 December 2014

Updated on 6 January, 2015

Graham Clarke, Dr Allison Jeynes-Ellis, Professor Deirdre Kelly and Professor Nalin Thakker are appointed as Non-Executive Directors of the Health Research Authority with effect from 1January 2015 when the Health Research Authority will be established …