Joint Research Office
- What does the JRO do?
- Post Approval
- Academic Clinical Trials
- Commercial Research
- Training and Education
- Patient and Public Involvement
- Funding Opportunities
- JRO News
- Standard Operating Procedures
Applying for NHS Permission
Studies taking place in the NHS which have obtained a Sponsor will need what is now called NHS Permission before they begin. NHS Permission was previously referred to as R&D approval.
NHS Permission ensures that the Trust is able to support the study financially and with the most appropriately skilled personnel, equipment and facilities.
Although NHS Permission is specific to each NHS Trust involved, the Joint Research Office (JRO) uses the national procedures for NHS Permission and there are no additional requirements specific to UCL, UCLH or the Royal Free Hampstead. For all applications for NHS Permission, your R&D Coordinator will be able to advise you the necessary steps.
To find out what support is available for commercial contract studies, go to the Commercial Research pages.