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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

8.3 Policy, ethics and research governance

Main inclusion criteria

  • evaluation of local, regional and national healthcare policy
  • impact of legislation
  • synthesis and evaluation of evidence to inform policy
  • dissemination and implementation of research evidence
  • research ethics including use of personal data and biological material, consent and confidentiality
  • research governance and regulation processes including interpretation of guidelines
  • issues surrounding research subjects and donor recruitment


Advice on research activities

Includes research relating to ethics and research governance and health care policy research related to provision of health services.

Official terminology

Full name of code

Short name Unique ID
8.3 Policy, ethics, and research governance 8.3 Governance



Related external links

Common Scientific Outline (CSO) – 6.7 Research on Ethics and Confidentiality