Review of existing approved institutions

Review of existing approved institutions

  • Institutions are subject to a full written review at least once every 5 years using a standard pro-forma (RichText Format). Interim reviews may be undertaken if it is considered that there has been a material change in the Health and Safety policy of the establishment. The review process need not require a specific site visit but will comprise of an assessment of current health and safety management for the institution together with recent reports from staff who have visited the site. The frequency of use of the facility will also be considered as part of the review process
  • Recognised institutions will be assigned to a lead Graduate School that will have responsibility for managing the review process and for reporting the outcome to the Research Policy and Strategy Committee
  • The PGR Service (Research Strategy & Innovation Office) will send an annual prompt for Graduate Schools to confirm their list of approved institutions and update the central list
  • New projects requiring research at a recognised institution will be subject to specific risk assessments. The University of Glasgow supervisor for the project is expected to monitor and review project specific risks on an on-going basis, taking account of the facilities and management of the institution. The University of Glasgow supervisor and Graduate School must retain a copy of the establishment's risk assessment/COSHH forms or equivalent. He/she will be responsible for raising concerns about the institution should they arise.