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NHS Think Ethics – have your say on ethics review for health and social care research

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NHS Think Ethics – have your say on ethics review for health and social care research

The Health Research Authority (HRA), working with partners in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, has launched a public conversation about how research ethics review could be changed to make it better for researchers, ethics committee members and people taking part in research. And we want to hear from you. Consultation runs until the 23 September 2022.

Tuesday 14th June 2022

“The consultation is part of Think Ethics, our work to put people and ethics at the heart of health and social care research.

We want to see:

• Fast, proportionate ethics review focused on key ethical issues in a consistent way

• Clear and concise study information designed with and for patients and study participants

• A rewarding experience for diverse, skilled and committed Research Ethics Committee (REC) members

• A streamlined and user-friendly service, attracting world-leading health research in the UK

We’ve been speaking to people working or involved in research to hear what they think works in the current service and what could work better, and now we want to broaden the conversation.

Based on what we’ve heard so far, we’ve developed some ideas on how we could rethink ethics review, and we want to know what you think. Our consultation runs until 23 September 2022.

There’s an online survey, and we’re also planning a series of workshops, so you can take part in a way that suits you.

Whether you are a member of the public, a current or former Research Ethics Committee member, staff involved in research review, a researcher, research organisation or you’ve taken part in a study, your opinion matters to us.”

For more information or to complete the survey click here