For researchers

If you are a researcher wishing to open a study at Oxleas, you will require:

Health Research Authority (HRA) Approval

HRA Approval brings together the assessment of governance and legal compliance, undertaken by dedicated HRA staff, with the independent ethical opinion (when required) by a Research Ethics Committee (REC) so that you only need to submit one application. It applies where the NHS organisation has a duty of care to participants, either as patients/service users or NHS staff/volunteers. References to participants include people whose data or tissue is involved in a research project. See here for more information on the process of HRA Approval, or contact us.