A Local Allocation System (LAS) is a telephone booking service which allocates applications to a suitable agenda slot within a local group of Research Ethics Committees.
When you telephone a LAS to book an application for ethical review, the operator will ask you a series of questions relating to your study to ensure that it is reviewed by an appropriate REC.
Under some circumstances, you may be advised to contact the Central Allocation Service instead.
When booking, you will be offered the first available agenda slot within the the group of RECs served by that LAS number. You may, however, request review by a named committee but, if you choose this option, the 60-day clock will start from the submission date for the REC and not the date of application receipt.
REC Centre LAS Number LAS Email
East and West Midlands 0115 912 3399 None
East of England 0117 342 1336 email@example.com
London 0117 342 1336 firstname.lastname@example.org
North East 0191 428 3305 email@example.com
North West 0161 625 7434 firstname.lastname@example.org
South Central 0117 342 1336 email@example.com
South East Coast 0117 342 1336 firstname.lastname@example.org
South West 0117 342 1336 email@example.com
West of Scotland RES 0141 211 1722 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yorkshire & the Humber 0191 428 3305 email@example.com
Proportionate Review (all regions) 0161 625 7704
Contact details for individual RECs may be found via the NRES Committee Directory.