Research Management and Governance
Find out about the Research Passport scheme, NIHR CSP and other RM&G support available from the CLRN.
NIHR Coordinated System for gaining NHS Permission (NIHR CSP)
The ability to set up studies quickly is central to making the NHS an internationally competitive environment for clinical research, enabling studies to reach their recruitment targets as swiftly and efficiently as possible. A key component of the NHS R&D strategy is the NIHR Coordinated System for gaining NHS Permission, or NIHR CSP. This is a coordinated and streamlined process by which NHS organisations provide permission (R&D approval) for new research that is available to studies eligible for the NIHR Portfolio. All non-commercial studies to be included in the NIHR Portfolio must use NIHR CSP as the route to seek NHS permission .
NIHR CSP is coordinated by the CLRNs in partnership with the NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre. The NIHR CSP system runs in parallel to the Ethics application and any other relevant regulatory applications, with a Lead CLRN carrying out the study-wide review and participating CLRNs carrying out the reviews applicable to local sites. All NHS organisations in England are accepting applications through the system. Arrangements are in place to coordinate studies taking place across the UK.