As a Centre of Excellence for research into ageing, the research conducted at NARI is underpinned by the highest ethical standards. As part of the ongoing commitment to maintain best practice in research, NARI has established a Research Governance Committee with an appointed Research Governance Officer.

Research Governance (RG) is a framework through which institutions are accountable for the scientific quality, ethical acceptability and safety of the research they allow to be conducted under their auspices.

All NARI studies are required to demonstrate both internal and external ethical compliance.

The RG Committee and RG Officer are responsible for monitoring, auditing and reporting on research activities within NARI;  evaluating compliance with legislation, regulations, guidelines and codes of practice; developing NARI policies for responsible research conduct; and providing appropriate induction, training and support for researchers.