|Find a supervisor|
|Develop your research question|
|Plan for OOP and inform TPD|
|Find your collaborators|
|Think about feasibility|
|Find a mentor|
Approvals for clinical projects
Start 11 months before funding application deadline and complete by 9 months before funding application deadline
It is important to know what approvals your project may require, even though you can’t actually apply for some approvals until after funding is in place. Some approvals will need budget for set-up costs and licences.
You need to consider early what approvals your project may require.
REC and HRA approvals are applied for after funding is in place - you can begin to prepare these in advance but not submit them. Extra costs include MHRA approval, local R&D set-up costs, government licenses for pre-clinical studies, etc.
CAG - Confidentiality Advisory Group External link
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.
Getting the best from IRAS External link
The aim of this online guide is to provide clear instructions on the use of IRAS. This guide is designed to help those who apply for approvals, as well as those who review and/or authorise projects to familiarise themselves with IRAS and get the best out of it.
HRA guidance on ethics submissions External link
comprehensive advice and guidance on applying, whether you can go for proportionate review etc
Is it a clinical trial of a medicinal product? External link
This algorithm and its endnotes will help you answer that question.
Planning and improving research - Health Research Authority External link
The HRA website has lots of really useful information that can help you get started.
|Check whether your study is research|