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Reducing the disclosure of confidential patient information - guidance for CAG applicants and potential applicants

About this tool

This HRA online tool provides guidance in relation to a number of technical alternatives to the use of confidential patient information without consent. Applicants and potential applicants to the Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) should use this tool when completing an application or annual review.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Regulatory Support Centre worked in partnership with the Health Research Authority (HRA) to develop this tool as part of a secondment to the HRA to support the improvement of advice provision for the research community.

This tool has also been developed with input from a number of stakeholders. We would like to thank all those who have contributed.

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