Good research practice and training


Our research community is supported by website information, education, training, policies and hands-on support from the Research Governance Team during the set up and conduct of studies to help ensure a high level of compliance with legislation and guidance in relation to research ethics and integrity. For related information, see our policies and guidance and quality assurance pages.


The quality assurance process for the University is annually reviewed by the University Ethics of Research Committee. This committee receives feed-back from internal audits and monitoring processes as well as inspections from statutory bodies which inform the success of the quality assurance program. An annual report is received from the Human Tissue Working Group, all Faculty Research Ethics Committees, the Home Office Licence Team and the Head of Research Governance to comply with the requirements of the Concordat to support Research Integrity.  This process can identify areas that need further development.



The Introduction to Research Ethics and Governance session is provided twice a year; details are on Develop (UoB Staff & PGRs). It is available as a recording at any time, also on Develop (UoB Staff & PGRs).

More detailed or targeted courses on Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity can be provided for an event, a course or a research group by prior arrangement. Please contact to make an initial query.

A two-day short-course: Introduction to Research Governance is run annually by Population Health Sciences.