Advice and Support

The Regulatory Support Centre (RSC) helps the scientific community implement legislative and good practice requirements relating to research involving human participants, their tissues or data. 

MRC Regulatory Support Centre
University of Edinburgh

1 George Square

Telephone: 0131 651 5062

They have developed a number of tool kits and provide online training and run courses around the country. The “Data and Tissues Tool Kit” is designed to provide practical guidance on interpreting requirements when using personal information and or human tissue samples.

The RSC run courses on various topics, e.g. “Consent to use tissue in research”, “Submitting successful ethics applications”, and “Health related findings”. Copies of the course notes can be obtained from the WIMM DI.

The WIMM DI circulates distributes information on RSC courses as they arise.