Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Further resources for the research sector

General Medical Council

The GMC provides guidance setting out good practice principles for doctors involved in research.

The Medical Research Council Regulatory Support Centre

The Medical Research Council Regulatory Support Centre produces an e-learning resource, in consultation with the HTA, which provides an overview of human tissue legislation in the UK as well as best practice guidance and practical tips for compliance. Their Data and Tissues tool kit provides practical guidance on the regulatory and governance requirements when using personal information and/or human tissue samples in research.

HTA website

The HTA’s Codes of Practice, position statements, legal directions and the Human Tissue Act provide the legal and regulatory foundations for the responsibilities of people involved in research. Specific links to relevant pages on this website are:

Last updated on: 6 Aug 2019