UCL Human Resources


Research Passport and Letter of Access Procedure

This guidance contains details of the NHS mechanism for researchers to obtain an honorary research contract.


This process provides a step-by-step guide for researchers employed by UCL who have obtained approval to undertake honorary research within the NHS and need a 'Research Passport' to do so. The forms to be completed in order to apply for a research passport available on the webpage. 

Contents include

  • Procedure 
  • Contacts for further information

Who should read this policy

  • UCL researchers applying for permission to conduct research in the NHS as honorary staff
  • Principal Investigators
  • Those managing UCL research conducted in partner NHS organizations


Associated documents

FileOccupational Health Screening Form

FileRequirements for OH Screening


Last updated: Thursday, February 2, 2023