The School is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment. Our research encompasses the social sciences, arts and humanities and languages. Issues of research ethics vary between these academic disciplines and our review process is designed to reflect this diversity.
The School Research Ethics Committee (SREC) is ultimately responsible for ensuring ethical research practice within the School. The Committee will meet as and when necessary, but no less frequently than once a semester.
Research Ethics in the School is guided by the principle of subsidiarity. Issues of ethics that concern Undergraduate Students are dealt with in the first instance by Supervisors and the Board of Studies. If necessary the case will be referred to the SREC. Postgraduate ethical issues are initially considered by Supervisors before being forwarded to the SREC. All staff projects require approval by the School Research Ethics Committee.
In the following pages you can find information and documents relating to the ethical practice of research in the School: