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- Association of Research Ethics Committees
AREC is an independent, self-governing body of Research Ethics Committees, local and multi-centre, including their members and administrators.
- Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
COPE is a forum for editors and publishers of peer-reviewed journals to discuss all aspects of publication ethics. It also advises editors on how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.
- Committee on Standards in Public Life
The Committee on Standards in Public Life is an independent public body which advises government on ethical standards across the whole of public life in the UK.
- Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence
CHRE is an independent body accountable to Parliament. Its primary purpose is to promote the health, safety and well-being of patients and other members of the public.
- Council for Science and Technology
CST is the UK government’s top-level independent advisory body on science and technology policy issues.
- Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) – Science policy pages
Information on science policy acitivities undertaken by BIS
- Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland
- Department of Health
- Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland
- DH Research and Development
DH Research and Development develops evidence to inform and underpin health and social care policy and commissions research focused on the needs of patients and the public.
- European Science Foundation
The European Science Foundation provides a common platform for its Member Organisations in order to advance European research and explore new directions for research at the European level.
- Health Research Authority
The Health Research Authority (HRA) is a newly formed NHS organisation established on 01 December 2011 as a Special Health Authority. The purpose of the HRA is to protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in health research.
- Improving Dispute Resolution Advisory Service
The Improving Dispute Resolution Advisory Service is an independent body which provides expert advice and guidance on better dispute resolution systems, procedures and practice.
INVOLVE is a national advisory group that supports greater public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.
JISC is the UK’s expert on information and digital technologies for education and research
- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
The MHRA enhances and safeguards the health of the public by ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe.
- National Patient Safety Agency
The National Patient Safety Agency leads and contributes to improved, safe patient care by informing, supporting and influencing the health sector.
- Nuffield Council on Bioethics
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine.
- Public Concern at Work
Public Concern at Work is a charity which supports whistleblowers.
- Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education guides and checks the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in UK higher education.
- Research Councils UK
Research Councils UK are responsible for investing public money in research in the UK to advance knowledge and generate new ideas which lead to a productive economy, healthy society and contribute to a sustainable world.
- Research Information Network
RIN supports the development of effective information strategies and practices for the UK’s research community.
- The Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health.