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R&D Permission in Scotland

The R&D permissions process in Scotland is simple but can vary depending on whether:

  • the study is single or multicentre
  • the project is Scotland only or UK wide
  • where the lead R&D office is based
  • project is commercial or non commercial

In collaboration with colleagues across the UK a UK-wide Local Information Pack is being developed that will be incorporated into IRAS and will replace the current Site Specific Information (SSI) Form. More details will be available in due course.



NRS Permissions Co-ordinating Centre is based within NHS Grampian. You may contact the team with queries on the process or to check progress of a submission

Professor Maggie Cruikshank
R&D Director


John McDonald
NRS Change Manager
Pamela Shand
Senior Administrator

Tel: 01224 552361

Kaylar Lwin
Senior Administrator

Tel: 01224 552360

Anne Brebner
Senior Administrator

Tel: 01224 552126

Michelle Middleton
General Enquiries

Tel: 01224 552690

Lyndsay Miller
General Enquiries

Tel: 01224 552690

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