Presentation on theme: "Research Governance: Current Issues for radiographers Rosemary Chesson* Sandie Mathers* # NHS Grampian #, The Health Services Research Group* Aberdeen,"— Presentation transcript:
Research Governance: Current Issues for radiographers Rosemary Chesson* Sandie Mathers* # NHS Grampian #, The Health Services Research Group* Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
transparency accountability protection for researchers systematic, consistent approach. Research governance underlying principles...
Applies to all research, and audit all who –undertake research –host research –manage research –includes undergraduate and post-graduate students. Scope
Research governance seeks to Define and communicate clear quality standards regarding - ethics - scientific quality - the performance of research - safety - finance Put into place mechanisms to achieve standards Monitor quality and assess adherence to standards
Implications for radiographer researchers May discourage novice researchers but opportunity for improved training and support protect researchers from research misconduct 1 –e.g. fabrication of research data, fraud and misuse of research funding protect researchers in an increasing litigious society
In conclusion... Research governance not an option it is a requirement it is here to stay helps researchers in clarifying what is expected of them ensures public accountability highlights the need for first class training and support.
References www.dh.gov.uk/Home www.nhsscotland.com/cso www.rgu.ac.uk/CREDO 1. Gilbert FJ and Denison AR. Research Misconduct. Clinical Radiology 2003 58:499-504