Useful external links

  • Find your R&D contact (i.e. in an NHS Trust or Primary Care Trust)
  • Find your local NHS Research Ethics Committee and the dates that they meet.
  • IRAS (The Integrated Research Application System) - this is where you apply for NHS permission/R&D approval and for NHS ethics approval
  • The Research Ethics Service - go here for guidance and advice on the NHS ethics review system
  • If your project involves the Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust then you will need to register it with the Trust, and the Joint Clinical Research Office will support you on research governance issues.
  • If your project involves the Sheffield Health and Social Care (SHSC) NHS Foundation Trust then you should make contact with its Research Development Unit (RDU).
  • Sheffield Health and Social Care (SHSC) NHS Foundation Trust
  • The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Regulatory and Governance (R&G) Advice Service (this national advice service provides advice on a range of regulatory & governance issues)
  • NHS R&D Forum - a useful source of guidance on anything to do with research governance (this resource is consulted by R&D Managers)
  • Research Design Service East Midlands - provides a gateway to hundreds of web sites containing teaching materials, tutorials, articles, and other educational tools relating to health research
  • List of all registered Clinical Trial Units in the UK
  • NHS Employers