Ethical reviews: A reminder

Planning on starting a research project this semester? Don't forget to apply for ethical review first.

Ethics approval is needed for all research involving human participants (eg interviews, questionnaires, observations). For details about how to go about applying for ethical review refer to the Research and Innovation Service's page.

Ethical review is not about preventing or making it difficult to carry out research, but about helping the researcher think through the ethical issues and how to deal with them. You can also ask your Faculty Research Ethics Committee for advice.

All members of the University are individually responsible for ensuring that their work is conducted in accordance with the University values and the University Research Ethics Policy.

If you're not sure whether ethical review is needed then you are welcome to contact the Senior Research Ethics Administrator for advice, Jennifer Blaikie (ext. 34873). 

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