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The UKCRC Regulatory & Governance (R&G) Advice Service Online Application for submission and tracking of queries has gone live. To submit a query, you must be a registered user of the UKCRC R&G Advice Service. Registration is free, and quick and simple to complete. All existing open queries previously submitted will continue to be processed as usual by the R&G Advice Service Coordinating Team.

The Advice Service Pilot Report

The report of the pilot project is now available to view on the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) website.

Coordinated By

Medical Research Council

MRC Regulatory Support Centre works in partnership to promote good quality, ethical research that involves people as participants, their tissues or data.

NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre

The NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre manages the NIHR Clinical Research Network in England to support and deliver high quality clinical research studies.
Welcome to the UKCRC Regulatory and Governance (R&G) Advice Service

The UKCRC Regulatory and Governance (R&G) Advice Service is a UK-wide resource for those involved in health research (including non-portfolio studies). The Advice Service aims to provide consistent and authoritative advice on a range of regulatory and governance issues, primarily to support local advice providers, such as NHS R&D departments, university research managers, MRC employees or Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) staff without access to R&D offices within the NHS or universities. The Advice Service does this by providing:

A route for handling complex queries, such as those involving more than one regulatory issue
On-line resources such as Tool Kits and Question & Answers
Who should use this service?

Local regulatory or governance (R&G) advisers such as NHS R&D Departments, university research managers, MRC employees and Clinical Trial Unit staff without access to R&D offices within the NHS or universities. If you are a researcher with a query, we would advise you, in the first instance, to contact your local NHS or university R&D office.

What kind of queries can you submit to us?

Queries regarding regulatory or governance issues about research with human participants, their organs, tissue, or data. You may wish to have a look at the Q&A page to see if your query has already been answered.

The delivery of the UKCRC R&G Advice Service is being coordinated by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre NIHR CRN CC and MRC Regulatory Support Centre, and is supported by a network of regulatory agencies and governance bodies.

Visit About Us for more information on the background to the Service
View the Q&A page to see if your query has already been answered
Submit a query to the Advice Service using a simple on-line form