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  • HRA Publications
    (External link) Publications on the Health Research Authority web site.

  • Announcements from NRES
    Includes NRES News and Letters to the Research Ethics Committee community from our Director, Dr Janet Wisely.

  • NRES Bulletin and Compendium
    The NRES Bulletin keeps Research Ethics Committee co-ordinators informed of our projects and activity. The Compendium collates and indexes policy guidance published in earlier REC Co-ordinators’ Bulletins and in the NRES Bulletin.

  • RECs in the News
    A monthly digest of media stories, publications and other information relating to the REC system and its stakeholders.

  • Positive Feedback
    A compilation of positive references to our work, taken from medical and other specialist journals. 

  • Standard Operating Procedures
    Sets out the ways in which Research Ethics Committees  must work.