Setting up a research project

Before a research project can begin, the Trust has to ensure that the project is compliant with applicable research legislation, including the DH Research Governance Framework (RGF). This is to determine that the necessary approvals have been obtained and, if appropriate, contractual agreements with third parties are in place.

The Trust’s research review process is supplemented by a comprehensive suite of policies, procedures and guidance documents to assist researchers through these processes. More information on individual aspects that need to be considered for research projects can be found at the links below:

Funding and research grant support

Health Research Authority (HRA) and ethics approval

Intellectual property management

Patient and public involvement for researchers

Sponsorship

The research approval process

All research projects conducted within the Trust must be formally approved by the Health Research Authority (HRA). For more information please visit the HRA website.