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Governance and Ethics

Research governance provides a framework for the robust management and monitoring of research. The aim is to ensure that all research is carried out to the highest possible standard and to ensure that its quality and integrity can be easily verified.

In maintaining and improving research quality, it provides safeguards for the public and those immediately involved in specific research projects, including the researchers.

At Canterbury Christ Church University we focus particularly on all work involving human subjects, wherever it is located within the University. The aim is to ensure that any risk to researchers or participants is effectively identified and managed.

Research ethics plays an important role in research governance. It is, essentially, a set of principles aimed at ensuring the rights, dignity, safety and well-being of research participants - and of society in general. These principles guide all research involving human participants carried out at Canterbury Christ Church University, from its inception through to completion, the publication of results and beyond.

The University's Research Governance Handbook contains all procedures and protocols related to the governance of research undertaken by its staff and students. You can download these documents from the list on the right.

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