Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA) was passed on 30 November 2000.
The Act gave a general right of access to recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and placed a number of obligations on public authorities.
FOIA requests must:
- be in writing – if via email, send to: email@example.com (please include FOI REQUEST in subject line)
- state the name of the applicant;
- state an address for correspondence; and
- describe the information requested.
Response to request
We must respond to FOIA requests within 20 working days. The 20-working-day clock starts on the next working day after we receive your request.
If you have a complaint about how we have handled an FOIA request, you should address this to: Complaints Manager
Health Research Authority
80 London Road
London SE1 6LH
Tel: 020 797 22545