Health Care Research Governance

In this context the term 'research governance' is taken from the Department of Health's 'Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care'. A research governance procedure exists which applies to health care research projects in the UK.

This decision tool, also available as a PDF flowchart will help you to establish the research governance requirements for your study.

Step by step practical guidance is available on the Research Governance Procedure (you can also access guidance about NHS Research Passports here, although most researchers will not require a Research Passport). We have also prepared a  Jargon Buster

If you are undertaking a Human lnterventional Study (including Clinical Trials) which is to be sponsored by the University, find out more on the Human Interventional Study web pages.

Each academic department has at least one designated healthcare research governance contact, who administers the procedure for healthcare research undertaken in the department, and who is available to provide support and advice for researchers. The designated contacts are as follows:

Academic department Designated contact
ScHARR Charlotte Claxton (scharr-rec@sheffield.ac.uk - 25446)
Clinical Dentistry Mrs Sue Spriggs (S.Spriggs@sheffield.ac.uk – 817954)
Dr Janine Owens (jan.owens@sheffield.ac.uk – 817953)
Nursing & Midwifery Mrs Kate Chadwick (snm-postgrad@sheffield.ac.uk – 22076)
Psychology Mr Amrit Sinha (A.Sinha@sheffield.ac.uk - 26650)
Dr Thomas Webb (T.Webb@sheffield.ac.uk - 26516)
Medicine Miss Anita Kenny (a.j.kenny@sheffield.ac.uk – 21400)
Human Communication Sciences Dr Traci Walker (Traci.Walker@sheffield.ac.uk – 22420)
Other academic departments Miss Anita Kenny (a.j.kenny@sheffield.ac.uk – 21400)

If you want to learn more about why there is a research governance procedure then please see the information below:

Online module from the Medical Research Council on Human Tissue Legislation.

Social Care Governance (if your research involves Sheffield City Council).