6. Dissemination Whilst it is understood that researchers strive to have their work accepted and published by a peer review journal, it is also important to inform PCTs about any general conclusions that would have an immediate effect on the PCT and ensure that the participants are informed of the general outcome of the study.
7. NHS National Research Register (NRR) database Approval for the research is given on the understanding that the project will be registered on the NRR (unless it is a commercial trial or short student project).
8. Intellectual Property In accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2001 the Trust has a right to benefit from Intellectual Property arising during the study. If there is potential for IP interest the RM&G unit must be informed.
9. Funding Research Governance approval by the PCT(s) does not imply that the PCT will provide funding for the project. All projects should be adequately funded and have a recognised sponsor. For â€˜unfundedâ€™ student projects, the funder and sponsor is considered to be the higher education institute where they are registered unless the RM&G unit has received prior notification of an alternative arrangement.
10. Duty of Care In giving Research Governance approval to the study the Trust(s) accept the responsibilities of normal duty of care to patients and staff who participate in the study.
11. Monitoring Approval is given on the understanding that the unit will monitor the project and visit a random sample of studies, to ensure they are compliant with the Research Governance Framework requirements. 301
Thesis from Brunnel University, United Kingdom, London