The University is committed to providing high ethical standards in research and safeguarding the dignity, rights and welfare of all those involved in research and the implementation of its results, as a fundamental part of its principles of research integrity.
All research undertaken at the University that involves human participants (or their tissue or data) and animals, or which may have the potential to affect the environment or cultural objects, requires a form of ethical review.
Ethics review applies to:
- academic, research and relevant support staff employed by the University, and other individuals carrying out research at, or on behalf of, the University
- all students (undergraduate, post-graduate taught, post-graduate research) undertaking research and their supervisors
- any persons with honorary positions conducting research within, or on behalf of, the University.
Students should complete their own ethics review application paperwork but may need guidance from their Supervisor as outlined in Student Applications for Ethics Review: A Guide for Supervisors