A Reminder for Staff and Postgraduate Researchers
There are NO Research Ethics Panel (REP) meetings held during August, so if you’re hoping to start data collection activities over the summer and are in the process of completing your research ethics checklist, please keep this in mind when planning your research activities and submit your checklist in time for the final REP meetings to be held in July. Checklists received during August which need to be reviewed by full Panel will be deferred until September (dates to be advised).
REPs review all staff projects and postgraduate research projects which have been identified as above minimal risk through the online ethics checklist. Details on what constitutes high risk can be found on the research ethics blog.
There are two central REPs:
Science, Technology & Health
Social Sciences & Humanities
Staff/PGR ‘above minimal risk’ projects are reviewed by full REP and Researchers (including PGR Supervisors) are normally invited to Panel for discussions.
Staff Projects which are ‘low risk’
Reviews for low risk projects will continue as normal during August (via email), although turnaround may take longer than normal due to Reviewer availability during this month.
PGR Projects which are ‘low risk’
There are no changes to the review and approval process for low risk PGR projects and reviews will continues as normal throughout August, again subject to Reviewer (Ethics champions) availability.