Resources for human tissue governance

Core documents for people working under HTA Licence 12217

If you are working under the University’s HTA licence 12217 you must follow HTA Licence 12217 core documents (including core SOPs). The core documents and templates are hosted on iPassport, a quality management system.


To get access to iPassport, contact the Research Governance, Ethics & Assurance Team.

Please note that the web address for iPassport has changed. Log in credentials (username and password) and data stored in iPassport remain unchanged. Please contact your local iPassport administrator or if you have any problems accessing iPassport.

The University must provide assurance that SOPs are in place for all research groups operating across the University’s HTA licence. SOPs are fundamental to ensuring that licensed activities are undertaken consistently, in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Please note

Text highlighted in yellow within documents is advisory and should be deleted when documents are finalised. The author and copyright notice should be retained.


Guidance document

Please use the guidance document below to determine whether human tissue samples require storage under a HTA Licence at the University of Oxford.

University core SOPs

If you are working on a clinical trial sponsored by the University you must also follow the University's core SOPs.

RGEA webpages

External resources