Health and Social Care research governance
In this context the term 'research governance' is taken from the Health Research Authority's 'UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research'. A research governance procedure exists which applies to health and social care research projects in the UK.
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 health and social care research governance contact, who administers the procedure for health and social care 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|
Charlotte Claxton (firstname.lastname@example.org - 25446)
|Nursing & Midwifery||Mrs Kate Chadwick (email@example.com – 22076)|
|Psychology||Mr Amrit Sinha (A.Sinha@sheffield.ac.uk - 26650)
Dr Andrew Thompson ( - firstname.lastname@example.org 26637)
|Medicine||Zoe Whiteley (Zoe.Whiteley@sth.nhs.uk)|
|Human Communication Sciences||Dr Traci Walker (Traci.Walker@sheffield.ac.uk – 22420)|
|Other academic departments||Miss Anita Kenny (email@example.com – 21400)
Mrs Lindsay Unwin (firstname.lastname@example.org – 21443)
If you want to learn more about why there is a research governance procedure then please see the information below:
- The UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research
- Online module from the Medical Research Council on Human Tissue Legislation.