An updated HRA Approval validation process is being rolled out following successful piloting.
We began the roll out of our new validation email templates in early December, with full implementation to all HRA Approval applications expected by the end of February.
Applications for HRA Approval are frequently submitted with documents or information missing, so they have to be checked or ‘validated’ before they can be assessed against our standards or sent to a REC.
Applicants told us receiving separate emails requesting these documents from different teams within the HRA could be confusing. Our new email templates make it clearer to applicants what documents are missing and which are required for assessment or REC review, enabling the application to progress as quickly as possible.
We strongly encourage applicants to attach all the relevant documents to the IRAS form checklist before pressing the submit button in IRAS – guidance is provided in the IRAS Help section.
The initiative is just one strand of a range of improvements we are making to the service we provide, based on feedback from our applicants and wider stakeholders.