Research Development

Is it Research?

Small purple icon of a book with a magnifying glass on top​ Is it Research?


The first question to ask when setting up a study is "Is it Research?"

To help you decide whether your study is classified as research you should refer to the HR​A Decision Tool or Defining Research Leaflet.​

If your study is classed as research please refer to "Gaining NHS Permission (RDI Approval)" section.

If your study is classed as a service evaluation you will need to log it with your line Manager/department, this does not need to be logged with the RDI Department.

If your study is classed as an audit please refer to the Clinical Audit web page.