Ethical review process system for Health and Social Care Research
HARP (The HRA Assessment Review Portal) is a web-based management information system used by the Health Research Authority, the Social Care REC and the Devolved Administrations for all research ethics applications that require NHS REC review. HARP manages the process of booking applications onto REC committees.
It also ensures compliance with the requirements of the RECs review, keeps records and measures the time taken to award decisions, produces correspondence, manages meetings and contacts, and produces research summaries. Using HARP, sites can manage HRA Approval processes as well.
CAG (Assessment Review Portal)
The system is used by the HRA for all Confidentiality
Advisory Group (CAG) applications. CAG portal stores all
application documents; records the committee
TOPS is a web-based management information system managed by the HRA. It aims to prevent participants from taking part in trials of new medicines too frequently.
Committee Members Portal
The portal links to HARP and allows REC Committee
Members to view study data and associated
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