What is Research Governance?
Research is essential in planning and delivering effective and high quality care services. Research governance is the means by which the quality of research into social care services in Suffolk is assured and the rights of those involved protected.
The term research is interpreted widely and includes surveys, evaluations, focus groups, consultations, audits and student projects and dissertations which involve service users or staff.
Research Governance in Suffolk
The Suffolk Research Governance Panel evaluates and gives final approval for all research studies in, and associated with, adult and children's social care. In addition the panel supports researchers to ensure they meet the required quality standards. Further information is below:
- Promoting and Supporting Quality Research in Suffolk (PDF, 215KB) A guide to carrying out research in Suffolk
- Research Ggovernance information leaflet (PDF, 284KB)
- Research governance application form (Word, 146KB)
- Checklist of documents to support a research governance application (PDF, 63 KB)
- Research governance database (XLS, 181KB) A list of approved research projects in Suffolk
National Research Governance frameworks
Research Governance in Suffolk works within national guidance:
- Research governance framework for health and social care (DOH, 2nd ed.2008)
- Research governance in children's services: the scope for new advice (DfE 2010)
Dates of Research Governance panel meetings 2014
- 20 March
- 24 April
- 22 May
- 26 June
- 24 July
- 21 August
Meetings are all on Thursdays, 2.00–4.00pm, at Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with queries and completed application forms