This page provides information about the process of applying to GMP for support with your research, including how GMP will be able to assist you with your request and the form you will be required to complete.
The GMP Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Board assesses all research proposals submitted to GMP to decide which ones should be supported. The board takes into account the below factors when considering research proposals:
The extent to which the research assists GMP in gaining valuable insight into how it might improve service delivery, internal practices, policies and procedures.
Academic research must be at a post-graduate level; unfortunately we do not accept undergraduate or master’s level research submissions.
The practicalities of assisting with the research request, without putting undue pressure on police resources. Please note that research timelines should allow sufficient time for a data sharing agreement to be developed, where applicable.
Whether the research proposal duplicates or is very similar to current research.
If you do have a research proposal to submit to GMP, please complete the research proposal form below and email it to the EBP Hub.
Your proposal will be considered by a member of the EBP Hub, who may contact you with questions or queries before it is submitted to the EBP Board.
If your research is approved then you will be required to undergo vetting prior to starting your research; this should be done via the Police National Vetting Service, unless the EBP Hub tells you otherwise.