Understanding health research
Learn more about the regulation of health research, including research in the NHS and identifying a sponsor. We’ve designed this page for early career researchers, and those with expertise in other fields who are new to the health research landscape.
Using human samples in research
Find out how to access human samples for research; and learn more about the law for using human samples in research.
Using data about people in research
Find out how to access health data for research, including how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the common law of confidentiality apply to research.
Developing healthcare products
Learn about the requirements for developing healthcare products, including medical devices, diagnostics, software, artificial intelligence, clinical trials and advanced therapies, like gene or cell therapies.