Research Governance & Ethical Review

Research Governance

The Sir Halley Stewart Trust supports the principles of good practice and standards that apply to all research, as set out in the Department of Health’s Research Governance Framework in Health and Social Care (RGF).

The Trust does not, however, assume the responsibilities of the research Sponsor as described in the RGF. The Principal Investigator must identify the Sponsor within the research proposal. The Principal Investigator must also provide details of the individual, organisation or group that is acting as Sponsor before the study begins in a letter addressed to the Trust’s Secretary.

Ethical review

All applications for research funding involving human participants need to include serious consideration of the ethics of the proposed research and must be subjected to independent ethical scrutiny. The Trust’s Secretary needs to be provided with clear information about who will take responsibility for the ethical conduct of the research.

 (The Sir Halley Stewart Trust is not a National Institute for Health Research Partner Organisation.)