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Research ethics

Research involving human participants, human material and/or human data is subject to formal ethical review and approval before such work can be started.

Procedures of ethical approval of research

16 October 2019

Who needs ethical clearance, what research it covers, and guidance on how to submit applications.

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Research and teaching ethical approval form

16 October 2019

Procedures for conducting research ethically, including recruitment, data protection, ancient human remains, human tissue, fieldwork and provision against terrorism.

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Research ethics checklist

16 October 2019

Checklist to follow prior to submitting an application for ethical approval to the Research Ethics Committee.

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Best practice guidelines for human remains store

10 October 2017

Underlying legislation and guidelines for storing human remains.

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Policy for the care, treatment and storage of Archaeological human remains

10 November 2017

The appropriate care and treatment of archaeological human remains.

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Constitution and Terms of Reference of the School Research Ethics Committee

12 June 2019

Details of the composition and administration of the committee as well as duties, powers and terms of reference.

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Research ethics training

Research and Innovation Services has launched an online training programme designed to help researchers understand their responsibilities and ensure that research is conducted to the highest professional standards.

Further details on the Research Integrity Online Training Programme can be found on the staff/student intranet.