Research governance applies to all types of research and sets out principles, regulations and standards of good practice to ensure high-quality research. It involves enhancing ethical and scientific quality, promoting good practice, reducing adverse incidents, ensuring lessons are learnt and preventing poor performance and misconduct.
The University upholds the principles outlined in Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity, which sets out a series of responsibilities for researchers and employers of researchers.
Everyone involved in research needs to be aware of these principles and to and abide by them.
In addition, all health-related research involving human participants must adhere to the additional governance requirements which can be found on the Clinical School’s Research Governance website and Information Governance website.
The University of Cambridge has also produced a checklist introducing the principles of research integrity and good research practice.
The links below are to related University of Cambridge policies and guidelines.
University of Cambridge Research Integrity Statement
University of Cambridge Good Research Practice Guidelines
University Policy on the Ethics of Research Involving Human Participants and Personal Data
University Financial Regulations