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New Research Projects
The School Research Governance system applies to all new research projects initiated within the School after 1st February 2003 which involve human research participants. The system encompasses all research undertaken in the School, whether funded or not. It also includes any research undertaken as part of an educational programme such as an MSc or Research Degree.
The School Research Ethics Office will provide up-to-date advice about the steps summarised below. Please contact Dr Nicholas Drey, Chair, School of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee for further assistance or detailed discussion of research ethics applications
All applications should be emailed to Alison Welton, Research Governance Officer.
Dr Nicholas Drey
Chair Research Ethics Committee
Tel: 0207 040 5432
Research Governance Officer
Tel: 020 7040 5704
For all research projects involving human participants which start after 1st February 2003, a Research Registration Form (EC3) must be completed and submitted through the School Research Ethics Committee. This can be submitted at any time. You must follow University guidance, please see the Research Ethics FAQs on common issues arising in making an application for research ethical approval. You should also consult the University's pages on ethics guidance, in particular for guidance on information sheets and consent forms. Students should follow this link: Student Research Ethics Guidance (https://intranet.city.ac.uk/students/research_support/research_support/research_integrity/research_ethics.html). Staff should follow this link: Staff Research ethics Guidance (https://intranet.city.ac.uk/staff/research_support/research_support/research_integrity/research_ethics.html).
If you require full ethical approval from the School Research Ethics Committee you will also need to submit an Application for Approval of Research Involving Human Participants.
School of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee Meeting
Dates and Deadlines
|Meeting dates||Latest submission dates for paperwork|
|Wednesday 19 September 2012||Tuesday 4 September 2012 - by 5.00pm|
|Wednesday 21 November 2012||Tuesday 6 November 2012 - by 5.00pm|
|Wednesday 23 January 2013||Tuesday 8 January 2013 - by 5.00pm|
|Wednesday 20 March 2013||Tuesday 5 March 2013 - by 5.00pm|
|Wednesday 22 May 2013||Tuesday 7 May 2013 - by 5.00pm|
|Wednesday 10 July 2013||Tuesday 25 June 2013 - by 5.00pm|
Please submit all forms electronically to Alison Welton, with electronic signatures added where relevant on the Application for Approval of Research Involving Human Participants form.
The following documents provide further details of the School Governance System:
- Policy and Procedures Statement v6 20 March 2012
- Senate Research Ethics Guidance for Students
- Senate Research Ethics Guidance for Staff
- Application for Approval of Research Involving Human Participants
- Research Registration Form (EC3)
- Guidance on the data protection act for researchers - Research and the Data Protection Act 1998
- Researcher's checklist for compliance with the Data Protection Act, 1998
Please also refer to the University Governance Framework for Good Practice in Research