National Health Service: the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

Interviewers wishing to approach staff or patients of the UK National Health Service, offenders and certain other individuals will need to complete the Integrated Research Application System documentation before their project can begin. If the interviews are being carried out for a project which is being supported by a higher education institution the response from the relevant university ethics committee will also be required, ideally before the approach is made to the NHS ethics committee. Helpful advice is available at

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