A practical guide to obtaining research ethics approval in the UK

TOD, A., ALLMARK, P. J. and ALISON, A. (2009). A practical guide to obtaining research ethics approval in the UK. Nursing standard, 23 (25), 35-41.

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Abstract

This article examines the permissions and approvals required for nurses and other health professionals to conduct research in the NHS in the U.K. today. A fictitious example of a research study conducted by a nurse who did not obtain NHS research ethics committee (REC) approval is provided. The current position regarding the REC approval process, including the role of ethics in research governance, is explored. The differences between research, audit and service evaluation are explained. Finally, the main ethical issues to be addressed in an application for REC approval are summarised.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethics, research ethics, research governance
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Depositing User: Caroline Fixter
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 17:04
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2010 17:04
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1367

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