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Research Governance & Research Integrity

Welcome to Cardiff University’s Research Governance and Research Integrity web pages.

The Research Governance team serves the University’s research community.  Our team aims to advise on the University’s Research Governance Framework and on the conduct of research, as well as to help achieve an effective research governance environment for researchers.

In the following web pages you will find an explanation of Research Governance, an overview of how Research Governance has developed and summaries of the key documents, regulations and other resources which must be considered when conducting research. These pages should be the first port of call for University students and employees planning to conduct research, including research in the NHS.

If you have any queries, please contact a member of the Research Governance Team, who will be happy to help.

What is Research Integrity?

This section describes Research Integrity, its importance and how it applies to you and your research.


How has Research Governance Developed?

This page summarises the key milestones in the development of research governance.


Conducting Health & Social Care Research

This covers the research governance procedures relevant to conducting health & social care research, including research conducted within the NHS.


Device Trials

This outlines the procedures and requirements specific to conducting trials of medical devices.


Forms, Standard Operating Procedures & Guidelines

Forms, SOPs and Guidelines relevant to research governance at Cardiff University.



An overview of GCP opportunities is given: including courses by CU and NISCHR CRC.


Useful Links


What is Research Governance?

This describes the key principles of research governance and how it applies to you and your research.


Research Integrity at CU

This provides an overview of research integrity procedures at Cardiff University.


Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products

An overview of the procedures and requirements specific to conducting a Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product.


Applying for Sponsorship

The procedure for requesting Sponsorship from the University is explained.


Other Regulations & Requirements

This page outlines key regulations and requirements of which researchers should be aware.


Insurance / Indemnity

This page provides an overview of the insurance requirements for clinical research / clinical trials.


Contact Us




For further information on Research Ethics please refer to the relevant Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services' web page using the link below: