Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care (2nd edition)
(Department of Health, published 24 April 2005)
Establishes a framework for the governance of research in health and social care. It applies to all research that relates to the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Health (that is, research concerned with the protection and promotion of public health, research undertaken in or by the Department of Health, its non-departmental public bodies and the NHS), and research undertaken by or within social care agencies.
It includes clinical and non-clinical research; research undertaken by NHS or social care staff using the resources of health and social care organisations; and any research undertaken by industry, charities, research councils and universities within the health and universities within the health and social care systems that might have an impact on the quality of those services.