This section demonstrates how legislative and good practice requirements can be implemented by using examples of research projects. These scenarios are based on a few hot topics highlighted through the UKCRC Regulatory & Governance Advice Service and now through the MRC Regulatory Support Centre's remote advice service, and as such are generalised versions of responses to questions. This section of the site is a work in progress, as topics are identified, new scenarios will be developed and shared here.
Examination of the consent requirements for research access to identifiable confidential patient information.
A summary of MRC and Department of Health guidance on archiving of research records.
A clarification on the legislative requirements concerning the analysis of extracted human DNA and RNA in research projects.
This scenario details the relevant requirements of the Human Tissue legislation, and approvals required in order to begin a study that involves the research use of an existing collection of samples.