Considerations, clues and challenges: Gaining Ethical and Trust research approval when using the NHS as a research setting

Jonker, Leon, Cox, Diane and Marshall, Gill (2011) Considerations, clues and challenges: Gaining Ethical and Trust research approval when using the NHS as a research setting. Radiography, 17 (3). pp. 260-264. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

Substantial changes have been made in recent years to the process of obtaining ethical and research governance approval for research projects in the NHS. The advent of the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) has streamlined the process, providing a single point of entry. Ethical approval gained in one part of the country is now valid throughout the UK. The previous process of gaining research governance approval in NHS Trusts was maligned and it has been overhauled with the introduction of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Coordinated System for gaining NHS Permission. In addition to updating the reader about the new processes around gaining ethical and Trust approval for research within an NHS setting, essential research project documentation needed for submission are discussed. The aspects of a proposal that Ethics Committees and Trust R&D Departments consider when reviewing applications are highlighted. The implemented changes to the research approval processes will mostly benefit large multi-centre studies; small scale unfunded studies and student projects are potentially at risk of being marginalised in the quest for a streamlined ethics and NHS Trust research governance approval process. However, researchers’ familiarity with the approval system should minimise rejection rates and delays.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1078-8174
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies
Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Health and Medical Sciences
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Lifelong and Interprofessional Learning
Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Health and Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 11:01
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1188

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