An ethics review is required for any study involving:
- Human participants e.g. interviews, online surveys, observations, social media
- Use of datasets containing identifiable information (names, emails, social media profile names, etc., but could be e.g. job title) – even if you plan to anonymise the data
- Research that might have negative repercussions for any individuals or groups
**Please note that at the current time, due to COVID-19, all data collection should be conducted remotely/online, unless permission is sought from the Research Ethics Committee. Please see further details under the tab above**
Before you complete your ethics review, think about how you will handle informed consent (see the tab below)
A new online research ethics submission system has been rolled out over the summer of 2020. We would like all staff and students to use this new system by October 2020 onwards. We are still in the process of setting up some Departments and Centres so if you have any trouble accessing the form please contact Lyn Grove.
Full instructions and a link to the online system can be found here.
If you have any questions about the ethics review process please contact Lyn Grove