Departmental Impact Seminar - The Health Research Authority: An opportunity for dialogue

The HRA was established in December 2011 to promote and protect the interests of patients in health research and to streamline the regulation of research. According to its website, the HRA “aims, with partners, to make the UK a great place to do health research, to build confidence and participation in health research, and so improve the nation’s health”. Professor Montgomery, whose academic background is in law and ethics, is also Chair of the HRA and a driving force behind recent reforms to the research approval system and the more effective engagement of patients and the public with the research process. He will explain recent developments in the work of the HRA and also hear our perspective on gaining research governance approvals.