- Sponsors to take responsibility for passing on capacity and capability decisionA change of process means sponsors will now be responsible for informing NHS organisations when the HRA has made the decision that no formal confirmation of capacity and capability is required.
- Health and Care Research Wales align processes across England and WalesHealth and Care Research Wales is aligning its processes and paperwork so that there is consistency across England and Wales for researchers.
- Amending an approvalAmendments are changes made to a research project after approval from a review body has been given. Find out whether you need to notify the review bodies from whom you have received approvals.
- Application summariesAs part of our commitment to transparency we publish information on projects that have been approved and decisions that have been made by a REC and applications that have been approved by the CAG.
- Top tips for public involvement in your research applicationFind out 10 ways that you can use public involvement to inform your ethical review.
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).