Research ethics review
The main purpose of our ethics review procedures is to facilitate the research undertaken by the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), in a way that protects both our members and research participants. University ethics approvals are granted via the ScHARR Research Ethics Committee (REC).
Do you need ethics approval?
The Research Ethics Policy stipulates that all research involving human participants, personal data or human tissue requires ethics approval.
Read the University's ethics approval procedure (login required)
Routes for obtaining ethics approval
There are four main routes for obtaining ethics approval for research at ScHARR.
Health and social care research governance
Projects may be subject to additional research governance procedures.Use this page to determine the specific requirements for your projects.
View the University's research governance pages (login required)
Applying for University ethics approval
University ethics approval processes
View the different approval processes for staff, students and dissertation supervisors.
ScHARR ethics training requirements
All ScHARR staff are required to take mandatory ethics and online data security training before submitting an ethics application.
On considering the ethical implications of a project, ethics reviewers decide on one of four possible outcomes.
Ethics reviewers may decide that a project requires changes before it can be approved.
Useful links and information
Research Services information
Observing Ethics Committee meetings
ScHARR Research Ethics Committee welcomes observers. This must be arranged in advance with the Ethics Administrators and is on a first come first served basis as we limit the number of observers.
Observing the Ethics Committee will not involve participating in discussions. Observers will be expected to respect the confidentiality of the proposals discussed and not discuss the details outside of the meeting.
Research Support Officers: Molly Girvan and Rosie Lynch
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: +44 114 222 5446
Book a 15-minute appointment with ethics lead Anju Keetharuth