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 all health care research projects. For step by step practical guidance read 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 useful Jargon Buster.
If you are undertaking a clinical trial which is to be sponsored by the University, find out more on the clinical trials web page.
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||Miss Kirsty Woodhead (K.Woodhead@sheffield.ac.uk - 25453)|
|Clinical Dentistry||Mrs Sue Spriggs (S.Spriggs@sheffield.ac.uk – 817954)
Dr Lynne Bingle (L.Bingle@sheffield.ac.uk – 817953)
|Nursing & Midwifery||Mrs Jane Flint (J.Flint@sheffield.ac.uk – 22042)|
|Psychology||Ms Christie Harrison (C.Harrison@sheffield.ac.uk – 26650)|
|Medicine||Miss Nicola Donkin (N.Donkin@sheffield.ac.uk – 21400)|
|Human Communication Sciences||Professor Patty Cowell (P.E.Cowell@sheffield.ac.uk – 22426)
Miss Kathryn Sharpe (K.Sharpe@sheffield.ac.uk – 22402)
|Other academic departments||Miss Nicola Donkin (N.Donkin@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).