Our dedicated research governance team supports researchers in developing high quality research proposals.

The team enables researchers to set up their research quickly and efficiently by:

  • helping navigate through the Health Research Authority approval process and other regulatory and governance approvals
  • arranging contracting where applicable
  • advising on research design and analysis
  • advising on potential funding opportunities

The team is responsible for managing the Trust’s research portfolio and also the Trust’s research performance. It works closely in collaboration with King’s College London and healthcare and academic institutions from the UK and internationally.

We can advise on all aspects of research governance, including regulatory compliance, for trials in set up and also for active trials.

Contact our team to help you get your research up and running. Please contact Mays Jawad, Research and Development Governance Manager.

Our research governance is supported by our corporate governance structure, which comprises the BRC Board of Directors, External Scientific Advisory Board and the CRF Review Board.

HRA Approval Process

The Health Research Authority (HRA) worked with the NHS R&D Forum to create a short animation to explain HRA Approval and to illustrate the experience of researchers applying for approvals before and after its development.

The animation is designed for anyone with an interest or involvement in research in the NHS in England. It explains the HRA Approval’s role in simplifying the approval process.

It gives an accessible overview of what HRA Approval is and that it provides a single assurance that studies are safe, legal and ethical – contributing to making the UK a great place to do research.