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About research governance

Research Governance applies to everyone connected to healthcare research, whether as a chief investigator, care professional, researcher, their employer(s) or support staff. By healthcare research, we mean any health-related research which involves humans, their tissue and/or data.

If you are involved in research of this kind, it is important that you are aware of your obligations to the healthcare research process.

What is Research Governance?

Research governance: ‘The broad range of regulations, principles and standards of good practice that exist to achieve, and continuously improve, research quality across all aspects of healthcare in the UK and worldwide.’

Why is research governance required?

The research governance framework was introduced to help:

The role of the APCRC and research governance

The APCRC covers primary care research and specifically, studies involving NHS staff, patients, patient data, and premises in Bristol CCG, North Somerset CCG and South Gloucestershire CCG.

Please contact our R&D office for help and advice on research governance