The University is concerned to protect the rights, dignity, health, safety and privacy of research subjects, the welfare of animals and the integrity of the environment. It is also concerned with protecting the health, safety, rights and academic freedom of researchers and the reputation of the University as a centre for high-quality research. All research involving human participants, their tissue and/or data should undergo an ethical review.
The University’s Ethics Policy and Procedure (PDF, 149Kb) governs the ethics of research across the University. It applies to all staff, students and anyone else carrying out research under the auspices of the University.
If research is undergoing an NHS or Social Care ethical review then secondary ethical review by the University is not required.
If you are unsure about the type of ethical review that is required please refer to the online ethics tool.