1 March 2018: mCTA and CRO-mCTA available in IRAS. Updated versions of the model agreements for commercially sponsored research in the NHS/HSC (mCTA and CRO-mCTA) have been published in the "Templates for supporting documents" section of IRAS. The templates are for use across the whole of the UK.
1 February 2018: IRAS updated to v5.7. This version adds organisational look-up data for NHS/HSC sites in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In addition revisions have been made to the dataset, guidance and declarations to reflect the recent publication of the UK Policy Framework for Health & Social Care Research. These revisions affect some electronic authorisations. Applicants are strongly recommended to refer to the Updates page for more information about how this version release may have affected your existing project(s).
18 October 2017: IRAS updated to v5.6. This version includes an update of prison establishments within the HMPPS (formerly NOMS) form and implements improvements to form checklist functionality, including addition of a multiple file upload feature for e-submitting form types. Applicants are recommended to refer to the Updates page for full details of this update. The Supported Browsers statement also comes into effect with this release.
28 June 2017: IRAS updated to v5.5.
This version makes the IRAS Form available UK-wide so that new projects can use this form to seek NHS/HSC R&D Permission and REC review (if required) when project is led from Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. The release also includes updates to ODS code look-up in Part C and duplicate project functionality as well as revisions to guidance and some maintenance updates. Applicants are recommended to refer to the Updates page for detailed information.