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Research Passport Guidance

The Research Passport procedure is the NHS mechanism for obtaining an honorary research contract for researchers who:

The research passport:

Please note:

The following do not need a Research Passport:

Researchers who do not require an honorary contract may require additional pre-engagement checks to undertake permitted research activities in NHS organisations. In addition, researchers who do not require an honorary research contract may require a Letter of Access before a project can commence. The Letter of Access confirms the responsibilities of the researcher and rights of access to conduct research within the NHS organisation.

HR Policy and Planning
January 2012