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Completing the Ethics Form


Before you can start any research projects you have to obtain formal approval from the School Research Ethics Committee. The Committee’s terms of reference are simple: to receive research proposals from students and staff of the School and to consider any ethical issues that might arise from carrying out this research.

Decisions we can make

  1. The project is approved as it stands
  2. The project is approved subject to specified alterations
  3. The project is rejected

If your research goes to the Ethics Committee you will receive notice as soon as possible after a decision has been made telling you what we have decided and (if relevant) why we have made the decision and what you now have to do.

Please note, if your project is approved subject to specified alterations, you may NOT proceed to start the research until these changes have been approved by the Convenor/Chair of the School Research Ethics Committee.