Research involving the NHS

Guidance relating to NHS ethical approval is being revised in light of the current situation. Please refer to the alert box above.

The University encourages researchers to consider undertaking research involving the NHS.

General guidance on obtaining NHS ethical approval

Approvals must be obtained first and then ratified by a School ethics committee. Get in contact with researchintegrity@st-andrews.ac.uk to check whether you will need any NHS approvals and, if so, which approvals you will need and how to obtain them. Get in contact as early as possible as acquiring NHS approvals may take months. When applying for NHS ethical approval, researchers are still required to use the University's template documents.