Research governance applies to all types of research and sets out principles, regulations and standards of good practice which ensure that organisations and individuals deliver high quality research. It involves enhancing ethical and scientific quality, promoting good practice, reducing adverse incidents, ensuring lessons are learnt and preventing poor performance and misconduct.
It is the aim of the Unit that we achieve our strategic aims and objectives while conducting research at the highest ethical standards and in accordance with MRC research governance guidance and directives. The BSU research governance strategy enables us to ensure that the highest standards are attained and maintained. I
In essence, the aim of the Unit Research Governance Strategy is to deliver a culture and working environment which values:
- Best practice in research
- High ethical standards
- Strict confidentiality of identifiable personal data
- Promotion of best practice via leadership, management and supervision
- Organisational learning and development of research governance through training, coaching and the giving and receiving of constructive feedback
The MRC Biostatistics Unit is fully compliant with the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine Information Governance policy- details of this policy can be found at the following link.
Good Research Practice
The MRC Biostatistics is committed to delivering robust and ethical science and as such all new staff and students are trained in MRC Good Research Practice: principles and guidelines and MRC Research Data and Confidentiality via onlive courses available here