Research governance is a set of standards developed by the Department of Health to ensure good practice when conducting research. Research governance checks that your research proposal is ethical, safe and appropriate.
What counts as research
It is any exercise which involves collecting information from or about people who have had contact with adult social care services in Islington, their carers and staff. It includes, surveys, focus groups, interviews, evaluations, reviews, consultations and students projects.
Who research governance applies to
It applies to anyone undertaking research - all staff, students, external researchers and peer / user led researchers.
What you need to do
If you want to undertake social care research in Islington, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you an application form to complete, which asks:
What you are trying to find out
How you will be doing the research
How participants will be approached / involved
Your application will be looked at by a panel, which will consider:
If the research is of good quality, safe and ethical
If the research is appropriate at this time
- Whether the council have the capacity to support the project
For more information, contact the Project Manager for Collaborative Commissioning on 020 7527 8157.
Information for professionals
We work with professionals to help them provide the best services and care possible for residents, providing information, training and support.
Professionals and carers training
Safeguarding adults is about helping adults at risk to live free from abuse and neglect. We offer training to enable you to improve your skills and knowledge.