Research studies which fall within the remit of the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research must be compliant with applicable legislation and regulatory standards.

The purpose of this Clinical Governance Quality System (CG-QMS) documents the processes for the governance of clinical research to ensure that all University of Lincoln researchers* and Lincoln Clinical Trial Unit (LinCTU) staff understand the necessary requirements and procedures covered by the standards set by ICH-GCP and any regulatory bodies.

*researchers as defined in the University of Lincoln Code of Practice for Research: Refers to any person who conducts research, including but not limited to as an employee; an independent contractor or consultant; a research student; a visiting or emeritus member of staff; or a member of staff on a joint clinical or honorary contract.

Clinical Governance SOPs may be found here