Research Governance

Research Governance can be defined as the broad range of regulations, principles and standards of good practice that exist to achieve, and continuously improve, research quality across all aspects of healthcare in the UK and worldwide.   The Research Governance Framework is a document that sets out a framework for the governance of research in health and community care.  

The general principles on quality of work that all research staff, at all levels in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) are expected to uphold, whether conducting research entirely within IAHS, or in collaborations between IAHS and other individuals or organizations, in the UK or abroad are addressed in the IAHS Research Governance and Quality Assurance Policy.  The University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian also have a website that provides information on Clinical Research Governance and Quality Assurance.

Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

National Research Ethics Service (NRES) - now part of the Health Research Authority (HRA)

Health Research Authority

R&D Management Guidance

Honorary Contracts & Research Passports

National Institute for Health Research: Research passport and streamlined HR arrangements

R&D Permissions

NHS/HSC R&D review and permission

Guidance on getting permission for research involving NHS patients

NHS Research Scotland Permissions Coordinating Centre (NRS CC) in Scotland


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