All applications to the NHSGGC Safe Haven will be subject to certain reviews. The Safe Haven team will determine which reviews a particular project should undergo, and will submit accordingly. Typically, there are three review processes any one project will undergo, and they are outlined below;
Safe Haven Review
Each research project will be formally assessed by the Safe Haven team, first for application validation (i.e. if any expected components of the application are missing or incomplete) and secondly for suitability for the Safe Haven.
All appropriate projects (typically those not commercially or eligibly funded, as stated by the CSO) will undergo a peer review, carried out by the NHSGGC Research and Development Project Review Group.
All appropriate research projects (typically, most applications) will be sent finally for LPAC review, where the risk of disclosure will be assessed before a final decision is made.
The pathway for processing all applications should take no more than 10 weeks currently, and in future we hope to substantially reduce this timescale. However; if there is deemed to be insufficient information on the project to make a decision, or if there is any concern about the data output for the project this process may take longer.