Joint Research Office


HRA opens fast-track research ethics review pilot

6 January 2021

The HRA has opened a new fast-track research ethics review pilot, which is applicable to UCL sponsored trials.

The pilot – running until 30 March 2021 – will test whether the HRA can establish a sustainable model for providing rapid research ethics review.

It will test the process for global clinical and phase 1 trials for any disease area, and builds on work to provide fast-track ethics review for Covid-19 research.

The pilot aims to provide a final opinion on applications within 15 calendar days, excluding the time for applicants to respond to any requests for further information after initial review.

Visit the HRA website for more details.