We license more than 800 establishments that store and use human tissue for purposes such as patient treatment, organ transplantation, post mortem examination, research, teaching, and public exhibitions. The information below covers applying for a licence, the roles of people named on a licence, adding new activities to a licence, extending the area of premises being licensed, adding satellite sites and challenging HTA licensing decisions.
Applying for HTA licences
Find out about the various licences we issue, and how you can apply for one.
How licensing works under the Human Tissue Act
Guidance the Human Tissue Act licensing, including guidance for Designated Individuals and licence holders.
How licensing works under the Human Tissue Quality and Safety Regulations
Guidance on the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations licensing, including guidance for Designated Individuals and licence holders.
Licensing frequently asked questions
All your licencing questions answered in our in-depth licencing frequently asked questions.