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Implementing a research governance framework for clinical and public health research


Poustie, SJ and Taylor, D and Forbes, A and Skiba, M and Nelson, MR and McNeil, J, Implementing a research governance framework for clinical and public health research, Medical Journal of Australia, 185, (11/12) pp. 623-626. ISSN 0025-729X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00732.x


• Research conduct in Australia and worldwide is mostly unaudited. • The purpose of good research governance is to ensure integrity in research through accountability, transparency and responsibility. • Institutional responsibility for research governance has been adopted by Monash University's Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, providing clear lines of accountability for researchers as well as support and guidance. • A research audit tool has been developed, identifying areas where practice could be improved especially among less experienced researchers; the most common adverse findings concerned research protocols and procedure manuals. • The need for participant confidentiality, privacy and data security was found to be understood, and adhered to widely by all researchers. • An evaluation of the effect of audit on researchers found that the process was well accepted.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nelson, MR (Professor Mark Nelson)
ID Code:43339
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2009-11-13

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