Workshops for Ethics Reviewers 

Location: Online (link will be provided to registered participants)

Monday 4 October 2021 (two sessions)


NB. Attendees will receive a recording of introductory presentations (approx. 50 minutes) to view before their registered session.

Please register your interest by completing the form to the right-hand side of this page. Please note that if you complete the form after the session has been closed (as notified on this webpage) you will be added to a waiting list and contacted if a place becomes available.

This workshop aims to deliver training in how to review research ethics applications, for members of staff across the University. It is open to all staff, including staff new to ethics review. Existing ethics reviewers who would value refresher training are also welcomed, as the perspective of experienced reviewers makes a valuable contribution to discussions.  In feedback from recent sessions attendees have commented on how useful they have found the interactions in the sessions.  Those who need to undertake ethical review as supervisors of students, and Principal Ethics Contacts who would like to run their own ethics reviewer training are also welcome.

The workshop's objectives are to:

  1. Provide a context to the University’s ethics review procedure and help ethics reviewers to gain a better understanding of what the role entails, including use of the online application system;
  2. Enable participants to gain a better understanding of the type and level of information they should expect to receive in a University research ethics application form;
  3. Explore the ethical considerations that need to be made by ethics reviewers, and what constitutes appropriate feedback to applicants;
  4. Provide a forum in which ethics reviewers can reflect on and share their experiences;
  5. To highlight a toolkit of resources to assist ethics reviewers in their roles.

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Jennifer Burr, Chair of the UREC, and Lindsay Unwin, Secretary to the UREC.  Each session will have a capacity of 20 to enable a useful discussion to take place.