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University's HTA Licence

The University holds a licence from the HTA for research (Licence number 12297).

The University is licensed to store human tissue (Relevant Material) at the following sites (Licensed Premises):


Hub site:
Clinical Sciences Research Laboratories
Warwick Medical School
University of Warwick
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Clifford Bridge Road
Satellite site: Department of Life Sciences
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill

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Licence Holder: University Registrar
Designated Individual: Professor Geraldine Hartshorne
Warwick Medical School
Deputy Designated Individual: TBC

The licence authorises the storage of relevant material that has come from a human body for use for the following scheduled purposes:

  • Determining the cause of death;
  • Establishing after a person’s death the efficacy of any drug or other treatment administered to him/her;
  • Obtaining scientific or medical information about a living or deceased person which may be relevant to any other person (including a future person);
  • Public display;
  • Research in connection with disorders, or the functioning, of the human body;
  • Clinical audit;
  • Education or training relating to human health;
  • Performance assessment;
  • Public health monitoring;
  • Quality assurance.

The licensed activity should be carried out only at the licensed premises specified above, and under the supervision of the Designated Individual. A copy of the licence is displayed at each site i.e. at the licensed premises.

HTA Inspection, July 2010

In July 2010, the University underwent a Phase 2 inspection by the HTA. Over two days, HTA officials inspected the University’s HTA licensed premises, procedures, documentation and key individuals at the CSRL and at Gibbet Hill.

The final Inspection Report was received on 12 October 2010.