Supporting good research practice - MRC

These policies and resources support our good research practice guidelines:

In addition to policies and resources that support good research practice and research integrity, the MRC Ethics Series are guides that address specific regulatory and ethical considerations relating to research.

MRC Ethics Series

Using information about people in health research (2018) (PDF, 669KB)

Human tissue and biological samples for use in research (2014) (PDF)

Medical research involving adults who cannot consent (2007)

Involving children in research (2021)

Guidelines for the management of global health trials (2017)​ (PDF, 424KB)

Guidelines for good clinical practice in clinical trials (1998) (for reference only. This guide has been withdrawn and replaced with the ‘Guidelines for the management of global health trials’ above)

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Last updated: 15 November 2021

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