Doing research

Information to help you do your research.

Ethics and governance: highway code for researchers

Undertaking ethical review and fulfilling research governance requirements are essential to the integrity and quality of research. Be clear about which protocols apply to your own geographic location, sector and situation.

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Mind the gap: why implementation science matters

Implementation science seeks to minimise the delay in embedding evidence-based practice into routine clinical practice. Use resources, of which there are a growing number, to find out more about the discipline.

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Research and innovation resources

Trial registries, critical appraisal, systematic reviews, guidelines, research networks and organisations – find out more about research methods through a wide variety of internet-based resources.

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Research projects need public involvement

'People-focused research in the NHS simply cannot be delivered without the involvement of the public', says chief medical officer Sally Davies. Learn more about the value of public involvement and how to plan for it.

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Getting public involvement to do your research project