MRC Regulatory Support Centre - MRC

Providing support and guidance for research involving human participants, their tissues, or data. Get in touch:

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Visit our e-learning website for modules on using data about people, and human tissue in research.

The Vaccine Development Process Map shows key stages in human and veterinary vaccine development.

The Medicines Repurposing Toolkit outlines steps in the repurposing pathway and signposts useful information and contacts.

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.

Sponsorship and indemnity for MRC institutes

Guidance for MRC institutes (particularly for those responsible for sponsor sign off).

About us and contacts

Find out more about the MRC Regulatory Support Centre and the work that we do.

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