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Health and social care research approval (research governance)

Research governance is the process of checking research proposals to make sure they are:

  • ethical
  • of good standard
  • protecting the rights, dignity and safety of the people taking part

You must have research governance approval from us if you want to carry out research with our service users, staff, carers or data we hold about them, even if you’ve already been through the process with another organisation.

This applies to research involving any of the following services:

  • ​Adult Social Care Services
  • Children’s Social Care Services
  • the Public Health team

For more information about timelines and the approval process, and to apply for research governance, follow the link below:

Apply for research governance approval

For research involving Adult Social Care Services or the Public Health team,

For research involving Children’s Social Care Services,