RESEARCH GOVERNANCE: A GUIDE FOR HOSPICES

This Toolkit has been developed as a guide for researchers working in independent hospices settings to support development of a research governance infrastructure and facilitate the research engagement of independent organisations.

RESEARCH GOVERNANCE TOOLKIT

Your Host Organisation Responsibilities

You or your organisation have been approached to participate in a study

step 1

A staff member has a possible project idea to improve patient care / service

If the study is research this needs to be presented and managed with a formalised approach (If audit or service evaluation local procedures should be followed)

step 2
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WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
step 2

Confirm there is a study Principal Investigator & Sponsor Confirm that the study has received ethical approval

Ensure there are adequate resources available for the duration of the study.

Ensure the organisation can recruit sufficient patients in accordance with the eligibility criteria

Ensure staff have the appropriate skills to contribute to the study

step 4
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WHY YOU NEED TO DO IT
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To ensure there is collective responsibility - Individual (PI,CI), Institutional (Sponsor) and Organisational (Host) for the initiation, management and / or financing of the study.

To ensure it is ethical for the study to proceed

To ensure it is feasible to undertake the study within your organisation balanced with the demands of the clinical workload

To ensure appropriate clinical oversight (PI) and to ensure the study is run safely by staff who understand all aspects of the study

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HOW YOU NEED TO DO IT

Remember this is to safeguard the public and to ensure the study is run safely by staff who understand all aspects of the research

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Last Updated 23/10/2015