IRAS– NHS/Social Care Ethics and Governance

Are you planning to work with patients in the NHS, offenders or social care organisations?? Then you will need to submit your project ethics and governance to the Integrated Research Application System.

The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) is an online (web-based) system for preparing regulatory and governance applications for health and social care research. It is a UK-wide system, which is provided by the HRA on behalf of the IRAS partners, who include:

  • UK Health Departments
  • Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC)
  • Health Research Authority
  • Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA)
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN), England
  • National Research Ethics Service, including the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC)
  • ‘National Information Governance Board (NIGB)’ – since April 2013, the Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG), part of the HRA
  • National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
  • National Social Care Research Ethics Committee

IRAS captures the information needed for the relevant approvals from the following bodies:

  • Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC)
  • Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG)
  • Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC)
  • Health Research Authority (HRA) for projects seeking HRA Approval
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • NHS / HSC R&D offices
  • NHS / HSC Research Ethics Committees
  • National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
  • Social Care Research Ethics Committee

Website address: www.myresearchproject.org.uk

To learn more about the IRAS process at Northumbria see our Ethics and governance page https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/ethics-and-governance/

Make an appointment to come and speak to us about your IRAS application ethicssupport@northumbria.ac.uk 

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