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Research and Development

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About us

Research Governance Team (R&D) at the Oxford University Hospitals

The Research Governance team's role is to ensure that research which is using OUH NHS resources including NHS patients:

  • is compliant with the relevant regulations (e.g. Data Protection Act)
  • follows Clinical Research Principles (e.g. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and DH Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care)
  • has relevant approvals in place (e.g. Research Ethics Committee, Health Research Authority, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority)
  • is of a high scientific standard.

The Research Governance Team provides support throughout the research journey, from acting as sponsor for certain studies to providing local Trust Management Approval and GCP compliant training.

Ongoing oversight is maintained through collection of recruitment figures, progress reports and safety data, and through monitoring and audit responsibilities.