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Adult Services Procedure 44/09

Research Governance- external approval process

This procedure sets out the Research Governance process that all external organisations and researchers wanting to conduct research, or research-like activities, involving staff, service users, carers, and family and friends of users of Adult Services are required to follow in order to obtain approval for the work to commence. It sets out the procedure for research involving people who lack the capacity to consent to it and the roles taken in this process by managers, staff and the family, friends and unpaid carers of people who lack capacity.

Please note as of 4 January 2011 the email address given in the procedure,, is no longer in use. Please instead use

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