Research and Innovation

Research governance and ethics

The University is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, rigour and excellence in all aspects of our research.

The links below detail the University's committee structures related to research, namely the Research Board, the Research Ethics Committee and the Research and Knowledge Exchange Executive.

For further details about Research Board and the RKEE, contact For further details on the Research Ethics Committee, contact 


We also ensure that all research is conducted according to the appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks and standards, as detailed in the Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics.

Governance of Clinical Research

Research staff conducting clinical trials must ensure the trial is registered, maintained and updated on an appropriate registry. This guide to Trial Registration will help colleagues to define what, why and where trials should be publicly registered.

Within RGS there is specialised expertise on research governance to advise on clinical trial studies which require ethical review. 

For all applications which require ethical approval by the National Research Ethics Service (for clinical research, drug trials, and medical device trials) please contact, who will review and approve your application before it goes forward to an ethics committee. 


National Institutes of Health Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) Policy

The University receives research funding from a variety of public funding agencies in the United States.
Federal Regulations require  the University  to make our Financial Conflicts of Interest policy freely available, the policy and our declarations of any Financial Conflicts of Interest may be seen here: (FCOI) Policy

Further details may be obtained from or

Research and Innovation

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Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1DH

telephone: +44 (0) 115 748 4555
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