This report is intended to help improve understanding of health research governance in the UK by exploring the regulatory practices and cultures in other countries and sectors. It is a comparative study of the practice of those who are subject to regulatory requirements in the health research, medical drugs, environmental and financial sectors. The report is informed by a review of a small subset of literature which is particularly relevant to this question, and focuses on different elements of regulation and regulatory governance for each of the different sectors.
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The regulation of research within the English healthcare system
International health research governance systems
Comparative framework 1: medical drug regulation
Comparative framework 2: Environmental regulation
Comparative framework 3: financial services sector
Comparative analysis: lessons for research governance in the UK
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