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HRA publishes new proportionate consent guidance

HRA publishes new proportionate consent guidance The Health Research Authority (HRA) have published new guidance on taking a proportionate approach to consent, particularly in reference to clinical trials. The guidance is intended to be read with the HRA’s existing ‘Consent and Participant Information Sheet Preparation Guidance’. The guidelines have been published in response to concerns[…]

Biobanking expertise: Accreditation

Directory registration now a condition of REC favourable opinion

Directory registration now a condition of REC favourable opinion The UK Ethics Committee Authority (UKECA) have now made registration in the UKCRC Tissue Directory a condition of the Research Ethics Committee (REC) favorable opinion for research tissue banks (RTB). The Research Ethics Committee favour collection of tissue for future research use by research tissue banks,[…]