Workshop for Ethics Reviewers

Location: Online 

15 June 2020 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Due to an extensive waiting list and change in delivery method this workshop is now fully booked.  A small number of places may become available.  If you would like to add your name to the waiting list we will inform you if a place becomes available or when the next available workshop will take place.

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.