In order to conduct research at Solent NHS Trust you will need to gain National Research Ethics Approval AND Trust R&D Approval.
To begin, you need to classify your research. The information below explains the difference between study types:
The National Research Ethics Service (NRES) was established to safeguard the rights, safety, dignity, and well-being of people participating in research in the National Health Service. Through their Research Ethics Committees they review applications for research and give an opinion about the proposed participant involvement and whether the research is ethical. The NRES website provides guidance documents and links to the Department of Health and other relevant organisations' websites for further information.
These committees are entirely independent of research sponsors (the organisations funding and hosting the research) and investigators, ensuring participants are always at the centre of the research.
There are around 80 committees with each consisting of between 7 and 19 volunteer members. At least one-third of the committee must be lay members – people whose main personal or professional interest is not in a research area. The remainder of the committee are expert members, who are specialists including doctors, other healthcare professionals and academics.
Ethics applications are made through the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS).