You may need to comply with this code if you are involved in research that exposes people to ionizing radiation.
The code applies to research involving humans who are exposed to radiation which is additional to that received as part of their normal clinical management. It applies to research involving healthy volunteers and / or patients and includes research with diagnostic / therapeutic agents and procedures.
The code outlines the roles and responsibilities of:
- researchers proposing to undertake a project
- medical physicists verifying or assessing doses and undertaking radiation risk assessment
- the responsible person for the radioactive material, radiation apparatus, facility or premises.