Welsh School of Architecture

School Research Ethics Committee

School Research Ethics Committee

Before you can start any research project involving human participants, human material or human data in the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA), you have to obtain formal approval from the School Research Ethics Committee (SREC). This is a group of people within WSA who meet at regular intervals to discuss research submissions and decide whether, on ethical grounds, the research can proceed as proposed, or advice on how it may be modified to do so.

The SREC is established to consider, approve or otherwise issue guidance on research and has a reporting duty to the University Research Ethics Committee. It is established to aid and support staff and student researchers in maintaining exemplary ethical standards in research within the School and to foster a culture among staff and students that is sensitive to ethical considerations where research with people is concerned.

Committee Forms

Health and Safety

Each research project is required to meet the health and safety requirements of University policy. See further information about Cardiff University's Health & Safety Policies. Of note for researchers in our field is the policy on Lone Working.

The WSA Ethics Committee wants to know that the safety and wellbeing of research participants is assured, that the applicant is aware of any possible ethical issues in carrying out the research and that steps have been taken to ensure that best practice is followed.


Dr Juliet Davis              Chair
Katrina Lewis                Secretary



External member

  • Caroline Paradise, Nightingale Architects


Related links

The dates of the 2015/16 School Research Ethics Committee meetings are:

  • 2nd September 2015
  • 30th September 2015
  • 4th November 2015
  • 2nd December 2015
  • 5th January 2016
  • 3rd February 2016
  • 2nd March 2016
  • 30th March 2016
  • 11th May 2016
  • 1st June 2016
  • 29th June 2016