Research is governed differently from other studies and usually requires regulatory body approval and formal approval from the Research, Development and Innovation department at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB).
Clinical audits, service evaluations or public health surveillance are not classed as research and should not be portrayed as research in publications. Although clinical audits and service evaluations are not subject to regulatory oversight, they should be registered with UHB's Research and Development Governance team.
To check if your project is defined as research, please use the decision tool on the NHS Health Research Authority (HRA) website.
If you are unsure if your project is classified as research after using the HRA decision tool, please contact the Clinical Audit team.
Study authorisation processDetails of the authorisation process for a study at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB).Portfolio adoptionResearch studies have the potential to be considered for portfolio adoption if they are funded through a nationally competitive, peer review process.Research application supportThe Research Application Support (RAS) team help researchers to develop ideas and provide pre-award grant facilitation advice.Study amendmentsGuidance on making minor or substantial amendments to a research study.Approved studiesGuidance on what to do once a research study has been approved.Before the study startsGuidance on what needs to be completed before the research study starts.GuidanceGuidance on creating essential documents for research studies.TemplatesResearch file templates for use in your research study at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB).
Last reviewed: 12 April 2021