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Members of the Research team 

All members of the research team must be listed as part of the 'Project Team' in the HREA and all members of the research team must sign the HREA.

All staff who have patient contact and / or are consenting patients / participants must be listed as part of the 'Project Team' on the HREA as either Investigator/Researcher or Other and then specify the role. 


The following types of signatures are accepted by the Eye and Ear:

  1. Ink signature on hard copy document
  2. Scanned version of ink signature on hard copy document - research team must retain original hard copy ink signature 
  3. Electronic signatures
  • DocuSign

Please contact the Research Office if you have any queries about signatures.

ERM Signatures and Submission Guidance is also available on the website. This two-page quick guide provides step by step instructions for signatories and those submitting an application form.


Last updated 26 September 2019