Research Process

One of the first questions to ask as part of the research process is whether your study is research, clinical audit or service evaluation. All three types of study require the approval from the Trust however the approval process for each type of study vary and only research requires the approval from the Health Research Authority (HRA) and perhaps the Research Ethics Committee (REC).

Below outlines the steps in order to take to develop your research study

process flowchart

For more information on protocol development, study design and the approval process please free to navigate through our RD&I website or Contact Us.

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