New HRA public involvement guidance for research applicants

The Health Research Authority has issued new guidance to help researchers applying for ethical review better identify how their proposed study has been shaped by the involvement of patients, carers, service users or members of the public. To analyse and monitor the impact of the guidance, the HRA is seeking organisations which regularly submit applications for ethical review to become ‘Test Beds’ for the new guidance by systematically using it for all of their applications for six months. 
The invitation is open to organisations in any area of health and social care research, and for any type of study that needs ethical review by an NHS Research Ethics Committee.
Please contact the HRA’s Public Involvement team at to find out more.
Read more about the new guidance on the HRA website >