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Guidance for Reviewers and Approvers – student checklists

The ethical review and approval process varies depending on the researchers status (undergraduate, postgraduate taught student, PGR) as well as the level of risk indicated.


Supervisors (UG/PGT)/Ethics Programme Team

Supervisors are responsible for the REVIEW of the student ethics checklist (including participant documentation such as the information sheet and agreement form), to ensure a complete submission of GOOD quality.

APPROVAL will be made either by the Supervisor for ‘low risk’ projects OR an appropriate Ethics Programme Team for ‘high risk’ projects.  Risk is identified by the responses given to the questions.

Review and approval is via the OEC Admin System (Cohort).

Guidance for Supervisors on how to use Cohort
Guidance for Ethics Programme Teams on how to use Cohort

See Review and Approval workflow.


Supervisors (PGR)/Ethics Champions

Supervisors are responsible for the REVIEW of the student ethics checklist (including participant documentation such as the information sheet and agreement form), to ensure a complete submission of GOOD quality.

APPROVAL will be made either by the Ethics Champion for ‘low risk’ projects OR an appropriate Research Ethics Panel for ‘high risk’ projects.  Risk is identified by the responses given to the questions.

Guidance for Supervisors on how to use Cohort
Guidance for Ethics Champions on how to use Cohort

See Review and Approval workflow.


If you have any questions regarding the review and approval process, please email researchethics@bournemouth.ac.uk