UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE (UREC)
UREC is responsible on behalf of Senate to promote best ethical practice in relation to research and research-related activities and for establishing, promoting, implementing and monitoring university-wide Research Ethics Code of Practice (which informs local practices and procedures across the University). UREC considers ethical issues related to research and research-related activities brought to its attention by the Research Ethics Panels, researchers and the wider university community. UREC does not review or approve individual research ethics checklists.
UREC Terms of Reference can be accessed here. UREC comprises both staff and independent lay members and meets 3 times a year.
RESEARCH ETHICS PANELS (REP)
The central REPs are responsible on behalf of the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) to review and approve research ethics applications from postgraduate researchers (high risk) and staff to ensure best ethical practice is adhered to in relation to research activities. The REP Terms of Reference can be accessed here. Panels comprise both staff and independent lay members. (Low risk applications submitted by staff are allocated for light touch reviews outside physical panel meetings and are conducted via email). For further information on what constitutes high risk – click here.
The deadline for ethics checklists submitted online is noted against each meeting date listed in the linked documents below. Please ensure your paperwork is submitted on time as submissions are sent to Panel members 5 working days ahead of each Panel meeting for review. Late submissions will be deferred to the following month.
Covid-19: Panels are operating as normal. The next Panel meetings will be taking place in July. The cut off date for ethics submissions:
- Social Sciences & Humanities Research Ethics Panel – cut off date for ethics checklists is Tuesday 30 June 2020 (Panel meeting Wednesday 8 July)
- Science, Technology & Health Research Ethics Panel – for checklists received w/c 29 June – cut off date for ethics checklists is Tuesday 14 July (Panel meeting Wednesday 22 July). For checklists received before w/c 29 June, we will continue to review as and when received for review.
Science, Technology & Health Research Ethics Panel
- Science, Technology & Health Research Ethics Panel Membership
- Science, Technology & Health Panel meeting dates 2019-20
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Ethics Panel