Once the REC/R&D/SSI forms have been sent through IRAS, the governance team will verify that the submission is valid and commence their review, checking that policy/contractual/legal requirements have been met, as well as external ethical and regulatory approvals.

The start point (Day 0) for the NIHR’s 30-day target to achieve NHS permission is the receipt of a valid R&D application pack.

On completion of its review, the recruitment to the study can start.