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Data sharing standard 7a - Ethical Approval

This standard is part of a series of guidance documents to support the various stages of a DARS application.



Standard description

Where the application involves identifiable data the applicant must provide evidence of ethical approval or the outcome from the HRA tool (which includes the answers to the screening questions).

Where ethical approval is required, it should contain:

  • any relevant approval letters from the relevant ethics committee
  • the study protocol referred to in that approval letter
  • the most recent protocol (if different from the above)

The letter should refer to the same study as the application.

The above documents will be considered to ensure the ethical approval is aligned to the data requested and the purpose set out in the application.

The organisation named in the ethical approval letter need not be the organisation named in the application.

Last edited: 24 September 2019 3:36 pm