Research Ethics Policy

As a world-class research institution, the University of Sheffield aspires to produce the highest quality research. At the heart of this is the key principle that governs all research involving human participants, personal data and human tissue: respect for the participants' welfare and rights.

University Research Ethics Policy

Ethics policy governing research involving human participants personal data and human tissue.

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For Staff and Students

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Position statements

Position statement on ethics reviewing for external organisations

Position statement relating to requests for the University and its departments to ethically review external research projects.

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External research projects

What to do if your department is asked to take part in an external research project.

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Ethical approval after leaving the University

Position statement relating to the status of ethics approval granted by the University after the research is transferred elsewhere.

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