Good research practice

This page gives an overview of the principles of good research practice that all Medical Research Council (MRC) funded scientists, including clinical researchers, are required to follow as a condition of their funding. These general principles complement MRC guidance on good practice and regulatory requirements for specific types of research.

Principles and guidelines

The MRC ethics series document Good research practice: principles and guidelines sets out MRC’s expectations for MRC research units and institutes, MRC university units, MRC centres and MRC grant holders in the form of principles, guidelines and standards to foster good research practice in all MRC-funded research.


To support and raise awareness of the principles and guidelines outlined in our Good Research Practice document, MRC has developed an e-learning module that is available for all researchers to access via the Regulatory Support Centre’s e-learning platform.

Last updated: 7 December 2023

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