Doncaster Clinical Research Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust NHS Doncaster Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals

Approval Process and Requirements

Before research to be conducted within or in conjunction with the NHS can proceed, there are a number of approvals which must firstly be in place. Dependent on the nature of the research, these approvals can include those from a Research Ethics Committee approval, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), National Information Governance Board (NIGB) and also local NHS Trust approval.

Doncaster Clinical Research supports national initiatives to simplify and streamline the process for obtaining regulatory approvals. In order to guide you through the complexities of obtaining these approvals, the Research Management and Governance team provide comprehensive support by:

  • Assisting with applications through the IRAS system, including applications to national Research Ethics Committees
  • Assuming ownership for Site Specific Information (SSI) form facilitation and submission
  • Making available relevant GCP training dates for day courses, or facilitating on-line training, where preferred
  • Supporting applications through the NIHR Co-ordinated System for gaining NHS Permission (CSP), in addition to applications not currently supported through this system
  • Ensuring all necessary support departments are fully informed and consulted to ensure the study can be successfully delivered


The Research team offer an open door policy to provide support with any aspect of the IRAS submission and the wider research governance approval processes.

Clinical Research

First Floor 'C' Block
Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Armthorpe Road
South Yorkshire

Tel: 01302 644073

R&D Strategy for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2013 - 2018


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