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Welcome to Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity

Please select the relevant link from the page below. If you are unsure which area has information pertaining to your query, there is an in depth directory available here.

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Faculty Research Ethics Committee
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Did you know that at Queen’s, we provide free online training on good research practices?

Access Free Research Integrity Training

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Newly Restructured Training in Personal and Public Involvement (PPI)

HSC R&D Division and NI Cancer Trials Network (NICTN) are pleased to announce that their newly re-structured Building Research Partnerships (NI) training is now available. Please click for more information.

Further information

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Governance and Integrity are essential to ensuring that the rights of research participants are safeguarded, that researchers have considered their own vulnerabilities when undertaking the research and that risks to themselves and to research participants are managed.

Policies, procedures and guidelines

Animal Research
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Human Tissue
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Research Integrity
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Page Directory

  • Trusted Research covers topics including: Due Diligence, ATAS, Safeguarding in Research, Export Control, The Nagoya Protocol, The NSI Act and Bullying and Harassment Funder Reporting Requirements.
  • Human Tissue includes: Human Tissue Standard Operating Procedures, Licencing Details, Relevant Material covered by the Act, Quality Manual, Regulations and Policies and Training Schedule. 
  • Sponsorship contains information on applying for QUB sponsorship, Peer Review and Health and Social Care Research / Trusts
  • The Ethics page has links to the QU Policy on Ethical Approval of Research, Information on how to categorise your project and establish which Research Ethics Committee it should be submitted to and Considerations when completing your application 
  • Clicking the link for Faculty Research Ethics Committees will bring you to information about the committees and the application process as well as the documents required. 
  • The link for Research Integrity Training also includes information on What Research Integrity is and information about the Concordat to Support Research Integrity.
  • Policies, Procedures and Guidelines contains information and links to said documents.
  • Governance FAQ's can be clicked to access the Frequently Asked Questions section.
  • Animal Research directs you to the pages dealing with this topic. 
  • The Governance Team lists the team members and their roles.