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.

Practical guidance on correctly disposing of pregnancy remains
  • Fetal tissue
  • Pregnancy loss
Research
  • Codes of practice
  • Research
Policy on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention under the Human Tissue Act 2004
  • Consent
  • Human Tissue Act
  • Post mortem
  • Research
For the anatomy, public display, research and post mortem (storage only) sectors
  • Compliance updates
  • Post mortem
  • Portal guidance
  • Anatomy
  • Public display
  • Research
How to become an HTA Accredited Assessor
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Transplants
This section contains guidance about when an HTA licence is required and which application form you need to complete.
  • General licensing
Here you will find information on Designated Individuals (DIs) and Licence Holders (LHs) under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007
  • General licensing
About Independent Assessors, including how to become an Independent Assessor
  • Transplants
HTA position statement on storage of human material for teaching by schools and colleges
  • Anatomy

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