The new UK research governance:its impact on pharmacy undergraduate research projects


Implementation of the Department of Health Research Governance Framework (RGF) in the United Kingdom has major implications for the conduct of pharmacy practice undergraduate research projects. This paper draws upon a survey of local ethics research committees (LRECs) in the greater Birmingham area to identify the issues that arise from the RGF in relation to non-clinical practice research in community pharmacy. Although there is some evidence of minor differences between LRECs, the overwhelming finding is that projects will be subject to the full force of the RGF. The implications are discussed in relation to specific issues relating to non-clinical research, the professional aspirations for a research capable workforce, and the expertise within pharmacy to meet the current accreditation requirements for undergraduate projects.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Marketing & Strategy
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Health & Life Sciences > Aston Pharmacy School
College of Health & Life Sciences
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Uncontrolled Keywords: research governance,undergraduate project,community pharmacy,school of pharmacy,Pharmaceutical Science
Publication ISSN: 1560-2214
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2024 08:06
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2009 12:22
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Published Date: 2004-03-01
Authors: Jesson, Jill K.
Wilson, Keith A.



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