If you are a researcher wishing to undertake a research study at the trust, please take the time to read the information below. We advise that you contact us at a very early stage so that we can help guide you through the various processes.
Please note that no research study can be undertaken without it first being registered with and granted permission by, the R&D Office.
Put simply, research is the attempt to find out something that we don't already know. More formally, it is the:
It's important to note that this definition may appear to exclude qualitative research but this is not the case - when we use the term "research", we include both quantitative and qualitative types. Indeed, many studies are of a mixed design to fully capture the experiential, as well as efficacy-related, aspects of an intervention.
Research is a core, not peripheral, NHS activity - this is enshrined within the NHS Constitution - and we should all try to become involved. This is because: