University Research Integrity and Research Ethics Committee

Terms of Reference

  1. To define the University's research integrity and research ethics policy.
  2. To establish the University's process and procedures for providing oversight of research integrity and ethical review.
  3. To provide quality assurance of such procedures.
  4. To ensure and monitor best practice of research integrity and research ethics across the University.
  5. To advise the Research Committee on research integrity and research ethics components of the Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics, and legal and statutory requirements.
  6. To champion the embedding of a culture of research integrity and good practice across all areas of the University. 


Chair: Professor Penny Gowland

APVC for Graduate School and Researcher Career Development (ex officio) or nominee: Dr Jane Wellens
Director of Research and Innovation or nominee: Dr Pip Peakman
Faculty Research Ethics representatives (Arts): Dr Jennifer Birks
Faculty Research Ethics representatives (Engineering): Dr Ed Morris
Faculty Research Ethics representatives (Medicine): Professor John Williams
Faculty Research Ethics representatives (Science): Dr Kate Millar
Faculty Research Ethics representatives (Social Sciences): Dr Candida Saunders
Registrar: Dr Paul Greatrix
Head of Research Governance: Angie Shone
Academic Member - UNM: Dr Soma Mitra
Academic Member - UNNC: Professor Vladimir Brusic
Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB): Neil Yates
Postgraduate Student representative: (Students' Union): Abdirahman Ahmed
Lay Members (University Chaplaincy): Rev. Megan Smith
Lay Member (Human Resources): Peter McCracken

Secretary: Head of Research Integrity - Ali Alshukry

Terms of Office

Academic and lay members will serve a three year period of office on this Committee.  All terms of office begin with immediate effect.  The student representative will rotate on an annual basis.

(terms of reference and membership approved by Senate, November 2019; membership updated January 2020)


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