Obtaining ethical and HRA approvals

So, you’ve got a great idea for a research study – but what approvals do you need before you can start? Who do you apply to? And how do you go about doing this?

Come along to this talk for an overview of:

  • how research is governed in the UK
  • which approval bodies are involved
  • a step-by-step guide on how to apply for approval
  • handling amendments to your study

In particular, the processes of applying to an NHS research ethics committee (REC) and the Health Research Authority (HRA) will be covered.

This will be immediately followed by a drop-in session, where representatives from the Oxford University Clinical Trials & Research Governance Team and the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust Research & Development Team will be available to discuss any specific questions or provide further advice.