Policies and procedures
ADS took the lead in developing the policies and procedures for the ADRN, pulling together feedback from each of the ADRCs and ensuring the individuality of each ADRC was respected while maintaining ADRN-wide high standards for information security.
The team maintained and reviewed the Network’s policies and processes, including:
- project feasibility
- guidance documents
- breaches policy
- privacy impact
This work covered many areas, of which the above are just a few examples. The team were responsible for ‘managed documents’ which set out and governed all our policies and procedures, to make sure the work of the ADRN is safe, secure and ethical. They also dealt with any queries from research support staff at our Centres about network procedures and processes.
ADS set up the process for our independent and transparent Approvals Panel, and created its policies and procedures. These were regularly reviewed and updated. ADS provides:
- day-to-day coordination and administration
- recruitment of panel members
- secretariat and technical support
The Research Support Team prepared the research proposals that go to the Panel, and the Administrators minuted the meetings. A member of the Research Support Team also attended every meeting. They did not partake in the decision-making process.