Is It Research?

Do you have an idea for a project you are keen to pursue? The first question you need to ask before setting up any research study is 'Is it research?'.

Not all research conducted within the UK requires approval from an NHS Research Ethics Committee (REC). To determine if your study requires this type of approval, click here to access the Heath Research Authority’s decision tool.

If your project is determined to be a valid research study, you will then need to:

  • Write a protocol.
  • Find funding.
  • Obtain sponsorship.
  • Apply for approval.

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Doctor conducting research at NBT

Explore the ground-breaking research currently taking place at North Bristol NHS Trust.

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Find out more about our research and how we're working to improve patient care.

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Research & Development
North Bristol NHS Trust
Level 3, Learning & Research building
Southmead Hospital
Bristol, BS10 5NB

Telephone: 0117 4149330