Applying for Ethics Approval
This procedure is for undergraduate (BA, MSci) and postgraduate taught course (MA) students only.
Approval is required when your proposed research:
- involves the participation of human participants, their data and/or their tissue (blood, saliva, biopsies)
- collects data for research purposes
- the university has a duty of care to protect students from harm
- prevent and terrorism legislation require safeguards against accessing extremist and security sensitive materials
What do I need to do?
Part 1 – this needs to be completed for all projects, regardless of whether ethics approval is required. Your responses to the questions will determine whether ethics approval is required. All Part 1 forms need to be agreed (approved) with supervisor.
Part 2 – completion required for any research involving human participants or sensitive materials. These are subject to review by the school's Research Ethics Committee.
Note: the link to Part 2 is given in the submission confirmation for Part 1.