HRA assessment criteria and standards


The “HRA Approval: Assessment Criteria and Standards” document below is intended for reference by research sponsors and by other key parties who support researchers seeking HRA Approval.

It outlines the criteria against which research studies submitted for HRA Approval will be assessed and the standards that these studies will be expected to meet.  It is critical that sponsors understand the content of this document in order to provide appropriate advice and support to their researchers in applying for HRA Approval.

Questions or comments relating to this document and its contents should be emailed to


< HRA Approval: applicant guidance; version 4.0, dated 31 March 2016 >