Research or service evaluation?

The first step towards undertaking a study within the Trust is to determine whether it is research or service evaluation.

The R&D department manages studies that fall under the UK Health Department’s Governance Arrangements for Research Ethics Committees (GAFREC). Service evaluation studies are managed by the Integrated Governance team. Please visit their pages for more guidance.

It is important to note that studies which involve service users, their data, trust premises and staff have the potential to raise ethical issues and may have specific requirements within regard to data protection and clinical governance.

Email your study outline to r& or National Research Ethics Service (NRES) helpline

Research Design Service

The NIHR Research Design Service (NIHR-RDS) for the East of England forms part of the NIHR's national strategy to provide consistent support to the health and social care research community across England. 

This network of Research Design Services will help researchers to prepare proposals for submission to national funding competitions for applied health or social care research by providing expert advice on research design and methodology. The NIHR-RDS for the East of England is an active and dynamic network of five universities and four NHS Trusts across the east of England offering research and support across the region. Expertise are available on the following topics:

  • Research design
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Health economics
  • Statistics
  • Clinical trials
  • Systematic reviews
  • Ethics
  • Patient and public involvement in research
  • Research funding

For further advice, please contact the regional east of England office

T 01206 874856


The page was last updated on 27 March 2018 by aient.


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