Research governance and policy

Guidance for staff (both University employed and honorary), researchers and students in identifying and locating the correct policy and governance procedures to ensure the proper conduct of proposed research within the University.

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Research Governance and Policy

The University’s Research Governance & Policy Sub-Committee is responsible for ensuring that the governance and policy context for the undertaking of research within the University is optimal (up-to-date with current legislation, ethically appropriate and fit-for-purpose). This sub-committee is responsible for the content on this website.

The senior member of staff with responsibility for overseeing research integrity is Professor Inke Nathke, Convener of the Research Governance & Policy Sub-Committee. 

Further information on the activities of the Research Governance & Policy Sub-Committee can be obtained from Dr Clive Randall, Research Policy Manager.

Research projects

All research involving human participants, their tissue or data requires approval by a research ethics committee. Guidance on research ethics review procedures should be consulted and appropriate ethical approval sought prior to the start of your research project. For further advice on non-clinical/non-clinically related research projects please contact the Convenor of the University's Research Ethics Committee and for clinical/clinically related projects contact the Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC) Research Governance Office.

Equality and diversity

Researchers are expected to meet the expectations of funders in relation to equality and diversity including UKRI's expectations for Equality and Diversity for those in receipt of Research Council funding.

For advice on the University’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion policies, please go to the Equality Diversity and Inclusion section on the People website.