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Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS): Is a single system for applying for the permissions and approvals for health and social care / community care research in the UK. IRAS captures the information needed for the relevant approvals from a wide range of review bodies.

Nuffield Council on Bioethics

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. It was established by the Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, and since 1994 it has been funded jointly by the Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. Visit the Nuffield Council…

Economic and Social Research Council

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK’s leading research funding and training agency addressing economic and social concerns. We aim to provide high quality research on issues of importance to business, the public sector and government. Visit the ESRC website

Chief Scientist Office

The Chief Scientist Office (CSO)  supports research initiated by the research community in Scotland and advises the Scottish Government on how research contributes to improvements in health and healthcare. The CSO website has information about supports research initiated by the research community in Scotland and advises the Scottish Government on how research contributes to improvements…

Medical Research Council

The mission of the Medical Research Council (MRC) as set out in its Royal Charter is to:- Encourage and support research to improve human health. Produce skilled researchers. Advance and disseminate knowledge and technology to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness of the UK. Promote dialogue with the public about medical research. Visit…

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome trusts is a global charitable foundation. It  provides support in the UK and abroad for biological, clinical and translational research, public engagement activities and an exploration of the historical, cultural and ethical issues. Visit the Wellcome Trust  website

Dental Health Services Research Unit

Dental Health Services Research Unit (DHSRU) was founded in 1979 at the University of Dundee following an open competition among Scottish Universities. The Chief Scientist Office of the day recognised the need for research to map Scotland’s poor record of dental health more clearly and to provide an evidence base for the measures employed by…