Applications that require research and development or ethical approval must have sought this already to ensure that they are in a position to start the project when funding is released. Before funding will be released, the Improvement Fund will require written assurance that relevant approvals are either not necessary or have been sought and granted as part of the formal agreement process. More advice about when research and development or ethical approval is required can be found by visiting the suggested links below

Any relevant professional codes and/or any relevant internal research ethics policies or procedures should be followed.