Research ethics for staff/PGR
Before beginning any research (funded or unfunded), you should complete the School´s Research Ethics Application form for staff and postgraduate research students. When seeking funding, it is important to consult the guidelines of individual funding bodies as they differ according to whether ethics approval is required before submitting an application. The School´s form contains further guidance on our ethics review procedures.
You must not begin any research until you have written confirmation from the School that your application has been approved.
Research involving human participants
Staff and PGR student (and high risk, UG/PGT student) applications that involve human participants require submission, using the Staff/PGR application form which can be found in the download box on the right. Applications involving human participants require review from the ScHARR Research Ethics Committee which meets monthly (please note that there will be no meeting in August).
If you are a PGR (and high risk, UG/PGT student) you require two independent scientific reviews (ISR) to accompany your application for research ethics review (found in the download box on the right. One of the scientific reviews can be one of your supervisory team.
If you are staff you require either: copies of the funder's scientific reviews or, if your research is not funded than three independent scientific reviews which can be from Scharr staff who are not involved with the research project.
Your ISRs must be done in advance and included in the ethics application. Any 'required amendments' must be completed to the satisfaction of the reviewers before submitting your application. We cannot accept incomplete applications.
Applications involving secondary data
Applications involving the use of secondary data require submission to the Ethics Administrator using the Secondary data form in the download box on the right.
The completed application form should be submitted to Kirsty Woodhead, the Schools Ethics Administrator. Secondary data forms are processed weekly.