25 May 2018: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) updates. Guidance, including question specific guidance, has been updated, where applicable. Updates include explanations to bring questions in line with GDPR. Further changes may be made as new information emerges. For more information, applicants should refer to the HRA's GDPR guidance for the health and social care research sector.
18 April 2018: IRAS updated to v5.8. This version includes a substantive revision of the MHRA Devices application form and introduction of new 'verification tool' functionality in the IRAS Form. 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).
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).