UREC Training Resources

A range of resources to help you develop your understanding of research ethics, and to support departments wishing to design their own in-house training for ethics reviewers, supervisors, and other staff.



Since the 2007/8 academic year the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) has delivered research ethics training workshops and events for researchers, and those involved in the University's ethics review process, across the five Faculties.

Whilst the UREC is keen to continue to offer events and workshops, we understand that the requirements of different departments can vary, and so here we have provided a range of resources to support departments to design their own in-house training for ethics reviewers, supervisors, and other staff.

We occasionally run central ethics reviewer training events, and keep a database of those interested in attending events such as these. If you would be interested in these events, please fill out the interest form.

If there are any further resources you would like to see here, or you have any resources you would like to contribute for use by other departments, please contact Lindsay Unwin at l.v.unwin@sheffield.ac.uk.

Presentation slides

Generic ethics slides

These slides can form the basis of a presentation about research ethics for any purpose within the University - training students, staff or reviewers. Edit the slides to fit your particular purposes and to fit with the requirements of your department and discipline.

Download generic ethics slides (PDF, 1.7MB)

Healthcare governance procedure

Those departments that also deal with healthcare projects may find these slides useful to clarify for researchers the particular procedures for different types of healthcare research.

Download healthcare governance procedure slides (PDF, 1.3MB)

Workshops and events

The Ethics of Internet-based and Social Media Research Workshop

This UREC sponsored workshop took place on 14 July 2016. The presentations, downloads and report are available here.

This successful workshop in 2016 resulted in the development of Research Ethics Policy Note No. 14 (PDF, 161KB).

PGR research in China Workshop

The UREC sponsored a workshop on 27 April 2017 which explored the ethics and integrity challenges of postgraduate research in Mainland China, details of which are available here.

Research in Developing Countries Workshop

A workshop focussing on the ethical risks, and the challenges in maintaining research integrity, when researching in developing countries was held on 17 May 2017. The presentations, downloads and report are available here.

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