Do I need NHS REC approval?

September 2018 – this tool has been updated to align with revision of Governance Arrangements for Research Ethics Committees.

This HRA on-line tool is based on guidance developed by the Central Office for Research Ethics Committees (COREC) and amended by the National Research Ethics Service (NRES) of the HRA.

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 been developed with input from the research community. We would like to thank all those who have contributed.

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