The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set out the ways in which Research Ethics Committees (RECs) must work.
About version 5.1
Key changes in version 5.1 of NRES SOPs are shown in the version with tracked changes, below.
NB: Please note that updating of the Index at the end of the SOPs is
still in progress. Improvements to the index will be included in the
published version without further announcement.
If you have any questions about the changes to SOPs you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also seek advice from a REC or NHS R&D office where appropriate.
Previous versions of the SOPs, not shown here, are available on request from the same email address.
Previous Versions of the SOPs
Changes from version 4.1
There were no changes from version 4.0 with the exception of updates to the Index.
After ethical review - guidance for sponsors and investigators
These standard documents are issued by RECs with favourable opinion letters to provide sponsors and investigators with guidance about the conduct and management of research following ethical review, including reporting requirements during the study. The version of the guidance for CTIMPs has been updated to reflect changes in version 5.0 of the SOPs, in particular to safety reporting requirements. There are no substantive changes to the version applying to non-CTIMPs.
The guidance in these documents applies retrospectively to all research underway with a favourable opinion from a REC.
Standard conditions of REC approval