Resource index: Specific research projects

On this site you will find practical help with implementation of the Data Protection Act (1998), Section 251 of the NHS Act (2006), the common law of confidentiality, the Human Tissue Act (2004) and the Human Tissue Authority Codes of Practice, and all associated guidance.

All:

Approvals
Consent (All research)
Consent (Children)
Embryo research
Ethics Committees
  • HRA / MRC Decision Tool: Do I need NHS REC approval?

    This decision tree, developed by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Regulatory Support Centre on behalf of the Health Research Authority (HRA) will help you determine if your study requires NHS REC approval.

  • HRA / MRC Decision Tool: Is my study research?

    The aim of this decision tree, developed by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Regulatory Support Centre on behalf of the Health Research Authority (HRA), is to help you decide whether or not your study is research.

Gene therapy
  • HRA Gene Therapy Advisory Committee

    The Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC) is the UK national Research Ethics Committee (REC) for gene therapy clinical research according to regulation 14(5) of the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004. Since 2012, the Health Research Authority has taken responsibility for reviewing these applications via NHS RECs flagged as 'Gene Therapy or Stem Cell Clinical Trials'.

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