Best Practice Guidelines in the Ethics and Governance of Service Evaluation
These guidelines offer a framework for the governance of service evaluation and a code of good practice around ethics.
Mechanisms and structures for governance and ethical review of research (including evaluative research) are well established. However, for service evaluation this remains at best locally driven, variable or absent. These guidelines have been created to address this gap and have been developed with stakeholders in universities and health organisations in the West of England, and with patient and public representatives.
They offer links to practical tools, including a governance forms and checklist, as well as links to other useful sources of information and support around good practice in evaluation.