A set of rules set out by a DoH document that set boundaries on how research should be carried out. Much like clinical governance dictates how patient care should be carried out.
- Sets out ethical boundaries:
- getting approval, maintaining patient dignity, getting their consent, risk benefit analyses.
Scientific boundaries: Not duplicating work,
Information boundaries: maintain anonimity, Make publicly available whether published or not, open to critical review by publishers.
Health and safety bpundaries
Financial boundaries: To pay people damaged by research (i.e. researchers).