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Online submission of amendments and amendment tool now live

Online submission of amendments and amendment tool now live

29 May 2020

Our new online submission of amendments and amendment tool have today gone live across the UK (Tuesday 2 June 2020). These new processes for handling amendments are part of our ongoing programme to improve services for applicants.  

We are introducing this change now to help make implementing amendments more straightforward and clear – benefitting health researchers across the UK including those working on COVID-19 studies.

All applicants making an amendment to project-based research will now need to complete the amendment tool and submit their amendment online. The tool replaces the Substantial Amendment Notification Form, and Non-Substantial Amendment forms for non CTIMPs. For CTIMPs, the EudraCT Annex 2 amendment form will still be required and can be completed within the tool.

Guidance for amendments is now available on IRAS.

Applicants will need to set up a new login and password for the new part of IRAS. We are sharing a login process with NIHR systems for the new parts of IRAS that provide online booking, the Combined Ways of Working (CWoW) pilot, and this new amendment system. If you already have a login for any NIHR system or one of these new parts of IRAS you can use the same details. If you do not already have a login for those systems, you will need to set up a new login and password as guided by the system.

There are two videos to help you through the new processes:

Amendments to Research Tissue Banks (RTB) and Research Databases will also be submitted online from this date. These will continue to use the Notice of Substantial Amendment Form, the amendment tool should not be completed for RTB or Research Databases.

For queries on using the amendment tool or how to submit your amendment online, please contact:

For England and Wales led studies: amendments@hra.nhs.uk

For Scotland led studies: nhsg.nrspcc@nhs.net

For Northern Ireland led studies: Research.Amendments@hscni.net

You can provide feedback on your experience of the new online submission of amendments and the amendment tool by taking part in our survey.