Joint Research Office


JRO makes sure documents in line with HRA proposals

26 June 2013

The JRO is assessing its documents in view of recent HRA proposals for the future.

Assessments of research studies, training programmes, sponsor assurance, the development of protocol templates and the review of the IRAS form have all begun.

The HRA was set up in 2011 to streamline clinical research regulation, create a unified approval process and promote proportionate standards for compliance within a national system of research governance. 

The HRA is to run a small live pilot in the North West of England. This will explore the feasibility of having a single application point as a platform for an HRA assessment that will  support the Research Ethics Committee opinion and local NHS decision making. 

Further details can be obtained from Rajinder Sidhu, Deputy Director of Research Support at r.sidhu(@)nhs.net