Isle of Wight Council

Research Governance Framework

Guide to Research

Approving social care or related research on the Isle of Wight

As an ethical and competent learning organisation, the council will only be associated with safe research of a suitable quality.

Research benefits our knowledge of the community and the impact of what we do. If undertaken responsibly, competent research can improve lives and benefit our environment. We also expect that research is carried out in a sound, non-abusive and respectful way. This is why we have a process for assessing and approving social care and related research.

Our research governance framework (RGF) covers all forms of research conducted by external researchers, council staff and other research partners. 

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