Research Governance is the means by which organisations ensure the delivery of high quality research.
Research governance is defined as 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 worldwide. It is also the means by which organisations ensure the delivery of high quality research.
Research Governance helps to improve research and safeguard the public by:
- Protecting participants in research;
- Protecting researchers/investigators;
- Assessing risks and managing them;
- Assuring compliance to regulations, guidelines and standards;
- Enhancing ethical and scientific quality; and
- Promoting good practice.
The School is committed to providing a research environment that develops good research practice and nurtures a culture of research integrity. To achieve this, the School maintains a governance framework which comprises a range of principles, policies, procedures and guidelines that regulate research at the School.
The Good Research Practice Policy provides the over-arching element that combines all elements of this framework and has been developed in accordance with national guidance including: the Concordat to Support Research Integrity from Universities UK, Research Councils UK and the UK Research Integrity Office.
All research conducted by LSHTM staff and students must comply with the Good Research Practice Policy.
Allegations of research misconduct
Policy and procedure for investigating allegations of scientific misconduct (final v2.0; 19.12.2016)
Other policies and procedures (currently under review)