Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

2020 Annual Activity data collection

All establishments licensed to carry out activities under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 must submit data relating to the activities you undertook and the tissue types you worked with between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

Data must be submitted via the HTA web Portal between 9.00am Monday 11 January 2021 and 5.00pm on Wednesday 31 March 2021.

If you did not carry out any licensable activities during 2020, you still need to submit a form via the web Portal to declare this. Submission of the data is a requirement of your HTA licence.

We recommend you read our guidance and prepare your data for submission before you start to complete the form. It is important that you enter accurate data as you will not be able to make changes once you have submitted the form.

Who can submit data?

Only the Designated Individual or Person Designate named on the licence who has a HTA Portal account can submit data. If you do not have a HTA Portal account or need to register a new user with this submission in mind, please follow the instructions on our HTA Portal guidance page.

Please ensure that the person who will be submitting data for your establishment is able to log in to the HTA Portal as soon as possible to prevent any delays in submitting your data before the deadline.

The licensable activity and tissue type information you provide in the annual activity return will be used to calculate your licence fees for 2021/22 so please ensure you only select the activities that you are licensed for. If your licensable activities or tissue types change at any time, please let us know by emailing

If you have any questions, please contact the HTA on 020 7269 1900 or email

Information and guidance for Human Application sector establishments on how to submit annual activity data
Last updated on: 16 Dec 2020