Guidance

AAA screening: guidance for research

How to submit research proposals to the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme.

This publication provides information on the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme research advisory committee (RAC).

See also:

See NHS population screening: data requests and research for details of the role and remit of all 6 population screening programme RACs.

Overview

This document provides:

  • information on the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme research advisory committee (RAC)
  • guidance on how to submit projects to the RAC for review

We recommend you submit projects as early as possible for advice on the feasibility of the request. Ideally you should submit your project for review before seeking funding or ethics approvals.

Prospective applicants should contact screening.research@phe.gov.uk for information about the necessary approval processes to access the screening programme or the screened population’s data.

Submit proposals for research, local service improvement evaluations or audits to screening.research@phe.gov.uk using the AAA screening patient research application form.

If you are requesting access to data which PHE Screening cannot make available under an Open Government License then your request will be subject to the PHE Office for Data Release (ODR) approvals process. The costs for compiling the data will be recovered from the applicant in line with the PHE ODR cost recovery policy and any other costs incurred by PHE Screening.

Deadlines for research proposals

Application deadline Committee meeting date Outcome letters issued
25 September 2019 6 November 2019 4 December 2019
16 March 2020 27 April 2020 25 May 2020

Further information

Annual data reports and tables for the local AAA screening programmes in England

Research advisory committees: terms of reference

NHS population screening: data requests and research

Patient confidentiality in NHS population screening programmes

Contact the PHE Screening helpdesk with any queries about this publication, making sure you include its full title.

Published 25 September 2019