Do I need NHS REC review?

To print your result with title and IRAS Project ID please enter your details below:

Your answers to the following questions indicate that you need NHS REC review for sites in Scotland.

This tool only considers whether NHS REC review is required, it does not consider whether other approvals are needed. You should check whether other approvals are required for your research.

You have answered 'YES' to: Is your study research?

Question Set 1
You answered 'NO' to all of these questions:

  • Is your study a clinical trial of an investigational medicinal product?
  • Is your study involving one or more of the following: A non-CE marked medical device; or a CE marked device, which has been modified or is being used, outside of its current intended purpose?
  • Does your study involve exposure to any ionising radiation?
  • Does your study involve the processing of disclosable protected information on the Register of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority by researchers, without consent?

You answered 'Scotland' to: Where is your study taking place?

Question Set 2

You have answered 'YES' to: Will your research involve prospective collection of tissue (i.e. any material consisting of or including human cells) from any past or present users of these services (NHS and adult social care), including participants recruited as healthy controls?

Applications must be made using the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS).

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