Governance and policy
Update on current regulations: Research governance and policy is a key aspect of the research process. It has a huge impact on the way research is conducted, and the more nursing can influence the health policy agenda, the better placed nursing priorities will be.
Research Governance and ethics have an important role in all aspects of nursing research and practice development and will continue to dominate the research agenda for many years. This section provides information about governance arrangements, ethics bodies, and general guidance.
Research policy and strategy within the UK, and particularly within the NHS, has had and will continue to have a huge impact on research in nursing. Here we identify organisations and publications relevant to the field of research policy/strategy in four countries of the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Review of the regulation and governance of medical research
The Academy review will concentrate on research involving human participants, their tissues or data and will not deal in detail with the regulation and governance surrounding the use of animals in research. In addition to the focus on all stages of clinical trials, the review will also consider experimental medicine and epidemiological studies.
The Academy's review will be informed by written and oral evidence. Following the publication of the Department of Health's proposals for ALBs, the Academy has issued a second call for evidence to provide all interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the proposals.
For further information on the review please contact Dr Robert Frost (firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. +44(0)2079695284).