All researchers wanting to conduct research with staff and/or offenders in prison establishments, National Probation Service (NPS)/Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC) regions or within Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Headquarters are required to formally apply for research approval to the HMPPS National Research Committee (NRC)
All applications must be made using the National Research Application form HMPPS research application template (XLSM, 286KB) or, for projects also requiring approval from health and social care bodies, through the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS).
All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application form must be accompanied by the researchers’ CVs, any ethical approvals, any questionnaires/interview schedules and consent forms/information sheets that have already been devised.
Please contact the Research Governance Office for further information but also read the MoJ “Research In Prisons” document