The HRA is currently reviewing all its website material to ensure greater consistency in the use of language in conveying standards that should be followed (ethical obligations or best practice) or must be followed (legal requirements). Readers should be aware that the HRA holds both in high regard. For further information please see the HRA website conditions which can be found here.

HRA Approval – one year on

Published on 29 March 2017

Health and social care researchers used to be faced with a very complex regulatory system – everyone agreed we needed a new approach. So we consulted with a wide range of stakeholders to develop HRA Approval, which brings together the …

New statements to explain radiation risk

Published on 29 March 2017

If you are a researcher who needs to explain the risks of ionising radiation to your study participants, then we have produced some generic statements to help you.

We have worked with patients and radiation experts to create these statements, …

New National Research and Ethics Advisors’ Panel starts work

Published on 29 March 2017

The range of independent advice and expertise available to the Health Research Authority has been broadened with the expansion in March of the HRA’s national panel of experts.

For a number of years the National Research Ethics Advisors’ Panel has …

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