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The Health Research Authority (HRA) e-learning training resources

Monday, 18 July 2016 08:13

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has now made available e-learning training resources to support applicants and sponsors applying for HRA Approval. These complement slide sets, leaflets and webinar recordings published previously. HRA Approval was fully implemented on 31 March 2016 and is now the route for applying for approvals for all project-based research in the NHS led from England: portfolio, non-portfolio, commercial and non-commercial, those requiring review by an NHS REC and also those not requiring NHS REC review. HRA Approval does not apply to Research Tissue Banks, Research Databases and studies taking place only in non-NHS sites. Any queries or comments should be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spotlight on Hepatitis

Monday, 18 July 2016 11:47

With World Hepatitis Day 2016 falling on Thursday 28th July, the World Health Organization is calling on policy-makers, health workers and the public to get involved.

The WHO website contains campaign material, general information, patient stories, technical information, WHD archives and their strategy on tackling hepatitis. There are also quizzes to test your knowledge and fact sheets available for download.

Further Information

Latest version of the James Lind Alliance Guidebook published

Monday, 18 July 2016 08:07

The JLA Guidebook has been fully updated. Published in February 2016, Version 6 of the Guidebook has been condensed and revised to take account of learning from PSPs (priority-setting partnerships) over the last few years. The Guidebook is a step-by-step guide to what’s involved in the JLA priority setting process and it is essential reading for anyone wanting to run a PSP. Read the full article on their website.

Reminder: UEG is looking for centres interested in hosting a young researcher or clinician in 2017

Friday, 15 July 2016 14:36

If your institute is interested in hosting a fellow next year, fill out the online form detailing your offer for UEG before July 31, 2016.

Further Information and to apply

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