Apply for research approval
Research within the Organ Donation and Transplantation Directorate
If you’re interested in doing research in organ donation, transplantation and/or retrieval, or gaining access to solid organs/tissues from deceased organ donors for research, please watch this short video which outlines the approval process.
Research and development (R&D) remains an integral part of the activities of ODT and is in line with NHSBT's strategy for research and development.
This site is designed to assist the prospective researcher seeking support for their study proposal through the ODT research approval process. It will provide detail on those studies currently supported by ODT and the direction in which the current NHSBT R&D strategy is driving research internally.
View the research organ allocation policy, approved by ODT SMT November 2017 to be adopted into standard practice.