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HRA

Health Research Authority

The HRA protects and promotes the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research.
https://www.hra.nhs.uk/

Resources
CAG - Confidentiality Advisory Group External link

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/approvals-amendments/what-approvals-do-i-need/confidentiality-advisory-group/

If you intend to access confidential patient information without consent in England and Wales you should apply to the Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG). You will need to apply whether your project is managed as research or non-research.

GDPR regulations as applied to research External link

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/hra-guidance-general-data-protection-regulation/

How to ensure that your research data is managed in line with current European regulation

GDPR transparency wording Public Information Sheets External link

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and-improving-research/policies-standards-legislation/data-protection-and-information-governance/gdpr-guidance/templates/transparency-wording-public-sector/

HRA guidance on ethics submissions External link

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/approvals-amendments/what-approvals-do-i-need/research-ethics-committee-review/applying-research-ethics-committee/

comprehensive advice and guidance on applying, whether you can go for proportionate review etc

Planning and improving research - Health Research Authority External link

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and-improving-research/

The HRA website has lots of really useful information that can help you get started.

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