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Gaining approvals for mental health research in the NHS

Cooper, Miriam ORCID:, Eyre, Olga, Doherty, Joanne L. and Bevan-Jones, Rhys ORCID: 2016. Gaining approvals for mental health research in the NHS. BJPscyh Advances 22 (1) , pp. 64-72. 10.1192/apt.bp.114.014035

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When embarking on mental health research it is often necessary to apply for approvals from one or more review bodies to ensure that the research is ethical and that the safety and well-being of participants are safeguarded. This can be complicated and time consuming, particularly to those unfamiliar with the process. In this article we describe the approvals commonly required for National Health Service-based research involving patients and endeavour to clearly explain what is involved at each stage. We then highlight some of the main considerations, including ethical aspects, which are particularly pertinent to conducting research in the field of mental health, and finish with general advice and considerations for future developments in the area.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN: 2056-4678
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 7 July 2015
Last Modified: 06 May 2023 08:17

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