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Research Governance Framework

Research Governance:

  1. Sets out principles, requirements and standards
  2. Defines mechanisms to deliver them
  3. Describes monitoring and assessment arrangements


Improves research and safeguards the public by:

  • enhancing ethical awareness and scientific quality
  • promoting good practice
  • reducing adverse incidents and ensuring lessons are learned
  • forestalling poor performance and misconduct


Is for all those who:

  • design research studies
  • participate in research
  • host research in their organisation
  • fund research proposals or infrastructure
  • manage research
  • undertake research


Is for managers and staff, in all professional groups, no matter how senior or junior.

Is for those working in all health and social care research environments, including:

  • primary care
  • secondary care
  • tertiary care
  • social care
  • public health

Extract from the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care, Second edition, 2005

To find out more about Research Governance please download the Research Governance Framework.

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