Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Information about how the HTA and Health Research Authority share infomraion
  • Research
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
EU Directives are being put in place for the coding and import of tissues and cells for human application (HA).
  • EU tissue and cells directive
  • Import and export
  • Human application
Information about donor decelerations
  • Transplants
HTA position statement on storage of human material for teaching by schools and colleges
  • Anatomy
Public display of body parts
  • Codes of practice
  • Public display
New EU regulations for medical devices (MDR) and in-vitro medical devices (IVDR) have been introduced. These regulations entered into force on 25 May 2017 across EU Member States. However, most requirements will not fully apply until 26 May 2020 for the MDR, and 26 May 2022 for the IVDR.The scope of the MDR now includes certain products manufactured utilising derivatives of tissues or cells of...
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • EU tissue and cells directive
  • Human application
Information about reporting a human application or organ donation and transplant SAEAR
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Serious Adverse Event or Adverse Reaction (SAEARs)
Policy on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention under the Human Tissue Act 2004
  • Consent
  • Human Tissue Act
  • Post mortem
  • Research