Before you can begin your project, you will require a number of authorisations in line with the Research Governance Framework.
The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) is the first requirement for obtaining NHS R&D approval. This system helps to administer the appropriate level of authorisations depending on what a research study looks to investigate, or how it is going to go about researching a topic.
For guidance on how to complete an IRAS form, please visit the IRAS Website. Through an IRAS application, you can also apply approvals the appropriate Research Ethics Committee (RECs). Once the study document has been generated by IRAS, you will need to send this to the R&D office.
Once the subjected checks are satisfied, the R&D office will issue you with a formal letter of approval that has been signed by the Director of R&D. only once all of this has been completed will you be able to begin research at the Trust.
Register for an IRAS Account here