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COVID-19

COVID-19 is one of the biggest public health challenges we've ever faced, and research has a key role to play in the fight against it. Learn more about our fast track review process, guidance, and research we’ve already approved.

Helping you to succeed first time

To help you write and submit your HRA Approval application, our top tips can be found in the help section on IRAS.

We see common application errors which usually delay an application's progress and in some mean it is rejected. Understanding these common errors will help you to not make the same mistakes.

Your application is assessed against a set of criteria and standards which apply to NHS project-based research. Your HRA Approval application will normally include ethical review - the relevant criteria is contained in the Research Ethics Committee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).