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 response to the CIOMS consultation

Published on 3 March 2016

HRA responds to the CIOMS Working Group Revision of the CIOMS 2002 International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects.

The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) recently consulted on the revised International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical …

Appointments to the Confidentiality Advisory Group

Published on 16 February 2016

The Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) is looking to appoint new members to help it deliver its existing and future functions.

The CAG provides the Health Research Authority (HRA) and the Secretary of State for Health (SofS) with independent expert advice …

HRA Approval cohort 4 confirmed

Published on 28 January 2016

Implementation of HRA Approval continues, with the third cohort of studies incorporating all study types which exclude the first four categories of IRAS from 30 November 2015. This extends HRA Approval to a broad range of studies other than clinical …

HRA statement update on position in relation to Judicial Review

Published on 21 August 2015

The HRA has never wavered from our commitment to promote greater transparency in research. The judge found that there were parts of our website materials that were ambiguous about the nature of our expectations on researchers and research sponsors to …

HRA response to Declaration on ethics in data and tissue collection

Published on 22 June 2015

The World Medical Association – the body that issued the Declaration of Helsinki – has recently consulted about its Declaration on ethical considerations regarding health databases and biobanks. The new Declaration sets out the WMA’s proposed principles for the ethical …

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