Health Research Authority – Researcher training day


Dear Colleagues

The Research and Knowledge Exchange has arranged free training for Manchester Metropolitan University staff and students who will be undertaking research within the NHS and completing applications to NHS Research Ethics Committees (RECs) and, where appropriate, HRA Approval in England or R&D approval in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

The training will take place on Friday 24 February 2017 from 10:30 until 16:00 in Room 1.22, First Floor, Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH.

The training will introduce researchers to the Health Research Authority and making applications to undertake research within the NHS, help researchers anticipate the ethical concerns RECs may raise and to outline guidance on consent and participant information sheets.

The day will include a series of presentations and interactive sessions facilitated by presenters from the HRA and the University’s Research Ethics and Governance team.

Academic researchers, postgraduate student researchers and their academic supervisors from Manchester Metropolitan University only are invited to attend.

Delegates should be planning to undertake research with NHS patients or their data or be supervising students who will be undertaking research in the NHS.

If you would like to attend, please register via Eventbrite.

We would encourage delegates to attend the whole day to maximise their understanding of research ethics and the HRA application process. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and certificates of attendance will be issued at the end of the day.

Delegates should indicate any special dietary requirements when registering. If you have any special requirements in terms of access, please contact Mark Dyer, Research and Knowledge Exchange Administrator, by calling 0161 247 2818 or emailing

We look forward to seeing you on the 24 February 2017.

Research Ethics and Governance Team