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Closure of the Data and Tissues Tool Kit

We will retire the Data and Tissues Toolkit by end of May 2018.

You will find up to date information about data and tissues on the MRC Regulatory Support Centre’s webpages: GDPR resources, Supporting research using health data and Use of human samples in medical research.

Using information about people in health research provides guidance on the common law duty of confidence and data protection (it will be updated to reflect GDPR).  For further information on the research aspects of GDPR, please see the HRA briefing notes.

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The route maps take you through the process of setting up, managing and finishing a research project. Click on each station to obtain more information on that particular stage in the process.

Organisations & Policies

Information for research managers in universities, NHS organisations and research units on the Research passport, HTA Inspections, research management tools, etc.

Research Scenarios

Examples of how legislative and good practice requirements can be implemented in particular research projects.

MRC Regulatory Support Centre

Support and guidance for those conducting research with human participants, their tissues or data