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Health Research Authority (HRA) Approval

The Health Research Authority (HRA) works on behalf of NHS Trust's in England and in conjunction with the NHS Research Ethics Committee (REC).  Their duty is to ensure that clinical research conducted within the health service adheres to strict ethical, legal and governance guidelines in order to ensure the safety and dignity of our patients and the integrity of the Trust.

If you wish to conduct clinical research with the Trust you will need to apply for HRA Approval; the Research & Development Department are here to help you with this process.

For support and guidance on applying for HRA and REC Approval please contact or download our HRA Approval training slides

For further information on HRA and REC Approval please visit:

1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

York and Scarborough

100 research studies open to recruitment


4760 patients recruited into clinical trials