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Good practice in research

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Frequently used guidance and resources

The following frequently used guidance and resources published by professional and research organisations are important and relevant to various aspects of research in the UK.

  • BMA Consent Tool Kit - card 10: Research
  • MRC Clinical Trials Tool Kit
  • Code of Practice for Research: Promoting good practice and preventing misconduct (UK Research Integrity Office, 2009)
  • MRC Data and Tissues Tool Kit
  • Database of Uncertainties about the Effects of Treatments (DUETs)
  • European Clinical Trials database (EudraCT)
  • MRC Experimental Medicine Tool Kit
  • Explaining research (National Research Ethics Service, 2008)
  • Guidelines for the ethical conduct of medical research involving children (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health: Ethics Advisory Committee, 2000)
  • Guidelines on the practice of ethics committees in medical research with human participants (Royal College of Physicians, 2007)
  • Integrated Research Application System
  • Medical Research Council ethics guide: Medical research involving children (Medical Research Council, 2004)
  • Medical Research Council ethics guide: Medical research involving adults who cannot consent (Medical Research Council, 2007)
  • Procedure for the Investigation of Misconduct in Research (UK Research Integrity Office, 2008)
  • RCUK Policy and Code of Conduct on the Governance of Good Research Conduct (Research Councils UK, 2009)
  • Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care (Department of Health, 2005)
  • Research Governance Framework for Health and Community Care (Scottish Executive Health Department, 2006)
  • Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, 2006)
  • Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care in Wales second edition (National Assembly for Wales, 2009)
  • World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)
  • World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects