HRA Approval and Permission

Some Research Projects in Health and Social Care will need to go through HRA permissions (DoH Governance) process to obtain approvals. This is applied form via the IRAS online system

When applying for HRA Approval you will need to check all the supporting documents, this will avoid unnecessary delays to your application. Lack of date and version number is one of the main reasons that applications cannot be validated. See here for guidance.

Statement of activities and schedule of events (non-commercial research)

The Statement of Activities and Schedule of Events should be used to provide information on participating NHS organisations in England and Wales. A template Statement of Activities for each site type should be completed and accompanied by a completed Schedule of Events as part of your submission. More information here.

During the HRA permissions process the research project will be assessed based around the following criteria:

  • IRAS application completed correctly and documents in order
  • Risk to participants i.e. Participant information / consent documents / consent process
  • Protocol assessment
  • Allocation of responsibilities
  • Insurance / indemnity arrangements assessed
  • Financial arrangements assessed
  • Compliance with the Data Protection Act and data security issues assessed
  • Compliance with any applicable laws or regulations ie HTA , MCA Radiation Regulations