September 2021: UK Regulatory Update

Implementation of UK HRA’s New Reporting Standards for Clinical Research

As per the latest update from UK Health Research Authority, new reporting standards have been implemented to ensure that all researchers fulfill their responsibilities to make their research open and transparent. This is in line with the commitments set out in theĀ Make it Public research transparency strategy.

From Wednesday 15 September health and social care researchers are expected to submit information at the end of their research study to the HRA online, explaining how they have fulfilled their transparency responsibilities. This is part of a set of changes which make it easy for researchers to be transparent and enable the HRA to know whether they are meeting the requirements.

This will also enable to see more clearly what proportion of studies are fulfilling transparency requirements, including information about study registration, publication of results, informing participants of the outcome of the study and the sharing of data and tissue (if applicable).

In order to standardize the information submission, a New Final Report Form had been published.