Research ethics committee

Below you will find information relating to the Research Ethics Committee. For guidance on the research ethics review process, please visit the research ethics policy and procedures webpage.
Please note that applications for ethics approval are reviewed electronically as and when they are received - they do not need to wait until a meeting of the Committee.

Schedule of meetings 2021-22

Please note that applications for ethics approval are reviewed electronically as and when they are received - they do not need to wait until a meeting of the Committee

Wednesday 10 November 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, online

Wednesday 23 February 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, online

Wednesday 15 June 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (LRB 5.05 and on zoom)

REC review time-frame

Applications are reviewed as and when they are received - they do not need to wait until a meeting of the Committee. All researchers must ensure that they have ethics approval before they commence any data collection. The following timeframes are given as a guide:

The Committee aims to review applciations and send initial feedback to the researcher within two weeks of receiving the application. (Students need to allow time for review by the supervisor first.) The researcher may then be asked to provide some additional details, clarification or amendments before approval can be confirmed. Thus researchers should typically allow four weeks for the REC review process. However, complex applications may require longer and/or further iterations with the researcher, and thus the review process could take up to 5-6 weeks.

Expedited review: where there is a genuine case for urgency due to circumstances which could not have been anticipated and which are outside of the researcher’s control (for example, in the case of fast-track funding to address global or national emergencies), the Research Ethics Committee will expedite the review process as quickly as possible; researchers should email to request this. Please do not expect, however, that urgency will pre-empt the full extent of the review process.

For further guidance please visit the Research ethics policy, procedures and guidance webpage.

Membership 2021-22 

Professor Shakuntala Banaji, Chair (Media & Communications)

to 31 Jul 2022

Dr Ilka Gleibs, Deputy Chair (Psychological and Behavioural Science) 

to 31 Jul 2023

Dr Cressida Auckland (Law)

to 31 Jul 2024

Professor Michael Bruter (Government)

to 31 Jul 2024

Dr Sara Camacho Felix (International Inequalities Institute)

to 31 Jul 2024

Dr Kate Gannon (Grantham Research Institute)

to 31 Jul 2024

Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo (Psychological and Behavioural Science)

to 31 Jul 2022

Dr Leigh Gardner (Economic History)

to 31 Jul 2022

Dr Anna Getmansky (International Relations)

to 31 Jul 2022

Dr Suzanne Hall (Sociology)

to 31 Jul 2023

Dr Lucy Kanya (Health Policy)

to 31 July 2024

Professor David Lewis (International Development) (Chair/member to Dec 2021)

to 31 Dec 2021

Leslie Morphy (Lay member)

 to 31 Jul 2022

Dr Charles Palmer (Geography and Environment)

to 31 Jul 2024

 Dr Federico Picinali (Law)

to 31 Jul 2024

Dr Eleanor Power (Methodology)

to 31 Jul 2022

Dr Bert Provan (CASE)

to 31 Jul 2022

Dr Romola Sanyal (Geography and Environment)

to 31 Jul 2024

Jenny Stevens (Lay member)

to 31 Jul 2022

Dr Siva Thambisetty

to 31 Jul 2024 

Lyn Grove (Secretary/Research Governance Manager)

 

Terms of Reference

The Research Ethics Committee (REC) is a sub-committee of Research Committee. The current Terms of Reference of the REC can be found here.

Annual Reports

Contact

For any queries regarding the Research Ethics Committee, please contact Lyn Grove in the first instance.