This session will detail the development of a research governance framework for Healthwatch.
This session will focus on the Healthwatch Research Governance Framework. In this document Healthwatch sets out its own approach to research as an organisation and the ethical principles that underpin it. Alex Tan from Healthwatch Trafford is going to talk about the process of developing the document, its content and purpose.
This would be a useful session for organisations in the third sector that are doing research but may not currently have a structured organisational approach to their research, as well as for those simply wanting to think through how to approach doing research from the perspective of a third sector organisation. The discussion will certainly bring ethical considerations to the fore, as well as reflections on balancing research objectives with the effort that goes into conducting research – both for organisations themselves, but also for their participants.