Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance for professionals

The filter and search function on this page allows you to refine down the full list of guidance that we provide for professionals to find specific items. Common searches for the HTA codes of practice and standards, licensing, fees and inspection information or for specific information for each of our regulated sectors can be found using the menu items above.

Defining ATMPs and explaining the HTA's role in regulating them
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Human application
The HTA's remit regarding the regulation of cell lines grown outside the human body for patient treatment
  • Human application
  • Stem cells
The HTA has published its revised guidance on the public display of human bodies, body parts and tissue following an extensive consultation.
Information about how the HTA and Health Research Authority share infomraion
  • Research
More information about the HTA removal licence including how to apply
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
  • Removal licence
Guide to Quality and Safety Assurance for Human Tissues and Cells for Patient Treatment
  • Human application
Issued 2 November 2016Notice for •    Designated Individuals (DIs) in the Human Application (HA) sector •    Licence contacts in the Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) sector Regarding an EU Rapid Alert on Substances of Human Origin issued by the Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority.ScopeThis alert is being issued by the Human Tissue...
  • Human application
  • Organ donation and transplantation
Traceability of stem cells distributed by Advanced Cell Therapeutics / Biomark / CellTech / BioCells
Information about the use of DNA, how consent for it use should be sought and how this is regulated
  • Consent
  • DNA
This page covers the skills and knowledge which Sands' believes is necessary for those seeking consent/authorisation for a hospital post mortem examination of a baby. Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
  • Consent
  • Perinatal
  • Post mortem
  • Training