School of Education Ethical Review
Ethics procedures for staff and student research in the School of Education
Applicants are responsible for monitoring their own ethics applications and should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if their application has not progressed within 10 working days of the initial submission date.
Applicants should only submit ONE ethics application per research project - resubmitting an application again may delay the final approval of your application.
Applicant should not be collecting any empirical data without ethical approval.
Staff and students planning to undertake a new piece of research must consider ethical issues and consult the guidelines at an early stage.
Ethics application procedures
The Director of Research in the School of Education, other members of the Research Committee and the Chair of the Ethics Review Panel will be pleased to discuss ethical elements of the proposed study at an early stage.
All members of academic staff in the School of Education may be asked to undertake ethical review of colleagues' and students' research. Reviewers will complete the appropriate the appropriate Ethical Reviewer´s Comments form within two weeks of receipt. This timescale will ensure the smooth running of research within the School and avoid undue delays.
Students must have authorisation from their tutors before submitting their application for review. Responses are sent to staff and where appropriate to the Chair of the Ethics Review Panel. Applicants receive a copy of the reviewers´ reports and details of any necessary changes for resubmission, or minor changes.
If there is disagreement over the recommendations of the ethics review, the Chair of the Ethics Review Panel will review the decision. At his/her discretion, further reviews may be undertaken or, if deemed necessary may be passed on to the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) in line with the University procedures. The Chair of the Ethics Review Panel will, throughout the academic year, provide support on the awareness of ethical review procedures to students.
All research in the School of Education which involves human participants is subject to ethical review. The intention of the procedures for staff and student research is to facilitate a process which establishes awareness of the highest standards in ethical practice in educational research and to ensure that all staff and students planning to undertake any research project give consideration to the ethical issues that might arise while undertaking research. The School of Education procedures for Ethical Review of Research conform to the principles of the University´s Code of Practice on Research Ethics here and the British Educational Research Association Guidelines here.
Once an ethics application has been submitted, any queries or questions regarding the review process from supervisors, reviewers or applicants should be directed to email@example.com.
The Ethics Review Panel aims: `To ensure that research in the School is carried out to the highest ethical standards and in conformity with the University´s Research Ethics Policy´
To develop and maintain procedures for the ethical review of all research carried out by staff and students in the School of Education, in line with University procedures and regulations
All research related data must also be handled in a manner compliant GDPR
The Chair of the Ethics Review Panel shall ensure that: