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    Research ethics

    Middlesex has a responsibility to ensure that research conducted by its employees, researchers and students, or by others in its name is carried out in conformity with the law, and in accordance with the best current practices and principles, and follows the University's Code of Practice for Research: Principles and Procedures.

    The University is committed to maintaining high standards of ethics in research and the following documents are designed to support researchers at all levels to undertake research according to relevant ethical, legal and professional obligations and standards, in whatever context.

    NHS Ethics Application

    NHS Ethics Application requiring completion of the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) Form.

    The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS):

    • Is a single system for applying for the permissions and approvals for health and social care/community care research in the UK

    • Enables you to enter the information about your project once instead of duplicating information in separate application forms

    • Uses filters to ensure that the data collected and collated is appropriate to the type of study, and consequently the permissions and approvals required

    • Helps you to meet regulatory and governance requirements

    IRAS captures the information needed for the relevant approvals from the following review bodies:

    • Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC)

    • Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC)

    • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

    • NHS / HSC R&D offices

    • NRES/ NHS / HSC Research Ethics Committees

    • Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG), formerly the National Information Governance Board (NIGB)

    • National Offender Management Service (NOMS)

    • Social Care Research Ethics Committee

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