If you have a study specific question about HRA and HCRW approval, please contact our approvals team.

Research Ethics Committees

If you’re looking for information or advice relating to our Research Ethics Committees (REC), or have a study specific enquiry please check our REC service page and REC directory or email the relevant REC email address. You can find email addresses for each of our RECs on the REC directory.

Booking service

If you are looking to book in your research for review, please visit our Online Booking Service page.

Confidentiality Advisory Group

Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) queries: or call 0207 104 8100.

Integrated Research Application System

Queries and feedback line:

Technical queries line: or call 0207 043 0734.

New part of IRAS (CTIMP submissions) technical queries: or call 020 7104 8260.

General enquiries

General enquiries: or call our mainline on 0207 104 8000.

Please note, our mainline is open from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm Monday to Fridays.

For general enquiries on the research approval process, including the research ethics service, HRA and HCRW Approval, and policies and legislation:

Media enquiries

Media enquiries: or 0207 104 8333 (out of hours: 07968 149 916).

Freedom of Information requests

FOI enquiries:

Public Involvement

Public and patient involvement team: or 0207 104 8161.

Customer charter

Our customer charter sets out the standards you can expect from us and how we will seek to improve the services we provide. 

Our address

We have published our COVID-19 Workplace Risk Assessment for all our offices.

Please direct all general correspondence to:

Health Research Authority, 2 Redman Place, Stratford, London, E20 1JQ

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