Ethics review procedure

The Department operates the ethics review procedure in accordance with the University's Research Ethics Policy.


All members of staff within the Department of Physics and Astronomy and supervised-students who are registered with the Department and who plan to undertake research which involves human participants, personal data or human tissue, must ensure that their proposed research is ethically approved via the appropriate ethics review procedure, prior to commencing such research.

You can find out more about the ethics policy visit the University's Ethics and Integrity pages.

The department uses University of Sheffield's online Ethics Application System. The following pages contain detailed information about the ethics approval procedure and review system.

Key contacts

Principal ethics contact: Dr Alex Fletcher, (

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