About us

The HRA protects and promotes the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research.

For latest guidance about COVID-19 research and information about approved research in this area, visit our COVID-19 section 

We aim, with partners, to make the UK a great place to do health research, to build confidence and participation in health research, and so improve the nation’s health.

Find out more about what we do, who we are and the committees and services we are responsible for.

In accordance with provisions of the Care Act 2014 the HRA was established as a executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department of Health on 1 January 2015.