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Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care

  • Last modified date:
    23 August 2010

The Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care sets out the broad principles of good research governance. The first edition was issued in March 2001. The second edition was issued in April 2005.

In October 2005 a minor amendment to the 2nd edition.  The last two sentences of footnote 21 on page 34 were new.  Unfortunately the amendment was made to a draft that predated the version on the web.  This was picked up, and the correct version was posted on the web in April 2006. The Research Governance Annex was updated in September 2008.

Research Governance Framework for Scotland

The first edition was issued in 2001.  The second edition was issued in February 2006.

Research Governance Framework for Wales

The 2001 version is currently being updated and a link to the new edition will appear when this has been done.

Previous guidance

The documents below are no longer current.  They are available here for reference.

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