Joint Research Office


New eligibility criteria for student research from 1 September 2021

23 August 2021

The HRA is introducing new eligibility criteria for standalone student research from 1 September 2021.

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The new criteria mean that some master’s level students will now be able to apply for ethics review and HRA approval.

In March 2020 the HRA paused student research approvals to create capacity for urgent Covid-19 research. Approvals for some research proposals remain paused at present, including all standalone research at undergraduate level that requires ethics review and/or HRA approval.

Full details can be found on the HRA website.

The HRA has also put together a Q&A on the new criteria for student research.