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‘A process to ensure that research involving patients, data or human tissue is scientifically sound, properly financed and ethically approved’‘Registration of research with a sponsor’
Greater protection for researchers and participants Dignity, rights, safety and well being of people Research culture further strengthened Quality of research, eligibility of research applications Demonstrates the University’s commitment To accountable, high-quality and transparent research practices High quality reputation and credibility Protected and enhanced Reduction of risk Regulatory compliance, less potential for research misconduct Benefits
All UK ‘health care’ research. Studies in Volunteers - University-led projects not involving any NHS Trust – to follow the University’s research governance procedures Studies on patients - University projects involving the STH Trust – to follow the Trust’s research governance procedures Does RG apply to your project?
Understanding Research Governance SCIENCE Independent scientific scrutiny INFORMATION Partnership Agreements in place Information dissemination ETHICS Independent ethics scrutiny Scope of the Research Governance Standards FINANCE ANDINTELLECTUALPROPERTY SYSTEMS MONITORING Monitoring conditions and adverse events OTHER Role of research governance sponsors HEALTH, SAFETY, EMPLOYMENT
What to do if you think your project requires Research Governance approval • Speak to your supervisor! • Ask to see the protocol and approval letter • If application is required, contact firstname.lastname@example.org • University RIS/Medical School websites
Ethical Review/Licensing of Animal Procedures • All procedures with living animals are carefully regulated in the UK under an act of Parliament. • Home Office Project Licence • Home Office Licence (personal) • Training courses - written and practical tests - certificate • Certificate must be included in the licence application - it can take months to be granted a licence!. • If you are unsure about the process then contact Mr Gerard Brower-Ince at the Veterinary Services Unit.