The explanatory guidance Good practice in research and Consent to research set out the good practice principles that doctors are expected to understand and follow if they are involved in research.
This document brings together all the GMC's advice to doctors involved in research. This includes the full text of Good practice in research and Consent to research and extracts from Confidentiality on research and other secondary uses of data, and 0-18 years: guidance for all doctors on involving children or young people in research.
- Use the tabs below to navigate the guidance;
- Find resources explaining how the principles in this guidance apply in situations doctors often encounter or find hard to deal with;
- Read about the background to the development of the guidance.
The guidance is supported by two legal annexes which are relevant to both Good practice in research and Consent to research. Annex A gives more detail and links to further information about the legal and governance framework relevant to research in the UK and annex B sets out the key elements of the UK legislation on clinical trials of medicines.
We have also produced a list of other sources of information and guidance.
You can also download pdf versions of these supporting documents:
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