Research governance and ethics 

Having a good understanding of research governance and the process of obtaining ethics approval for your research will help you to deliver high-quality research, and ensure all participants and collected data are protected. 

This guide provides information on best practice in research governance and ethics, including an overview of the main policy framework documents and ethics approval resources and advice. 

Key points covered in this guide

  • The differences between research ethics and governance
  • An overview of ethics approval, where it is required, and the process of obtaining it
  • The ethics relating to recruiting research participants
  • How to effectively shield study participants and protect the confidential data gathered throughout the research process

First Published: 11 January 2023

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