• UK policy framework for health and social care research

    The UK policy framework for health and social care research sets standards and principles for carrying-out health related or social/community care research in the UK.  It is mandatory for all research taking place in the NHS / HSC and using NHS / HSC resources. It aims to improve research and safeguard the public by:

        -  Enhancing ethical awareness and scientific quality
        -  Promoting good practice
        -  Reducing adverse incidents and ensuring lessons are learned
        -  Forestalling poor performance and misconduct

    The UK policy framework replaces the previous 4 Research Governance Frameworks of England, Wales, Scotland and N. Ireland.  For further details please see the HRA website.




    The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) is a partnership of organisations working to establish the UK as a world leader in clinical research. The UKCRC brings together key organisations in the UK clinical research environment. This includes the main funding bodies, academia, the NHS regulatory bodies, industry and patients.