Research activity at Barts Health and Queen Mary, particularly clinical research, along with the workings of the JRMO itself, is undertaken in accordance with a set of agreed Joint Research Management Policies. The policies enable both Barts Health and Queen Mary to manage the JRMO and are reviewed routinely, at least every three years.
The policies can be viewed collectively - Joint Research Management Policies (October 2022) [PDF 1,165KB] - or individually.
This joint policy approach was adopted to address the following areas:
- Efficiency within policy-making by creating a common set of policies to be adopted and ratified by the respective management boards;
- Establishment of a common set of principles to provide consistency for researchers working in both organisations; and,
- Collaboration to ensure clear and consistent standards for research work, and drawing on respective strengths.
The policies are designed to ensure there is clear guidance for research managers and research staff in relation to requirements for undertaking clinical and other types of research in accordance with The UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research (2020).