|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|
Check whether your study is research
Start 11 months before funding application deadline and complete by 9 months before funding application deadline
It is important that your proposed work if it involves human subjects falls within the strict definition of "research". Some research - for instance involving pre-clinical work on established cell lines and animal model systems - does not require HRA/REC approval, but may be subject to the regulations put in place by the Home Office. Research that involves existing data collected with consent - for instance systematic reviews and meta-analyses - does not require HRA/REC approval.
The HRA provides tools to determine whether your study is research.
Determining whether you need ethic approval for your research External link
Not all research requires ethical approval. This is a decision tool to help you determine whether or not ethical approval is required.