Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Compliance with consent standards

Research establishments reported that they comply with the HTA’s licensing standards on consent. This indicates that Research establishments obtain consent from donors in accordance with the Human Tissue Act and our Codes of Practice, something that is also reflected in our inspection findings.

Out of 119 establishments that are directly involved with seeking consent, 83% (99) of them confirmed that staff have received consent training within the last two years. In total, 70% of licensed establishments have arrangements in place to seek specific consent for research involving genetic analysis.

Last updated on: 28 Mar 2019