Welsh School of Architecture

Appeals

If a researcher is dissatisfied with the decision made by the School Research Ethics Committee he/she should in the first instance discuss this with the School Ethics Officer. If discussion is unable to resolve the issue satisfactorily, an appeal against the decision of the School Research Ethics Committee may be made to the University Research Ethics Committee via the School Research Ethics Committee and the Head of School.

However, it should be noted that the University Research Ethics Committee will not normally interfere with a School Research Ethics Committee decision to require revisions to the project, such as to amend an information sheet or consent form. The University Research Ethics Committee is concerned only with the general principles of natural justice, reasonableness and fairness of the decision made by the School Research Ethics Committee.