Research with human volunteers, and some other research, will require prior ethical approval. The University requires ethical approval to be obtained when personal data is collected either by questionnaire/interview or by the analysis of human samples. This process can take up to two months, and it is therefore important to start the application as soon as possible. Discuss this with your supervisor as soon as possible so that the appropriate forms are submitted to the School or University Ethics Committee on time. Note that there are three additional forms for all studies which will be using the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition.
Types of activities requiring approval
Your ethics proposal goes to the University Ethics Committee. it must include:
It may be approved at School instead of University level if research:
A short video on Research Ethics from Dr Hollywood, the Research Ethics Lead for the School of Pharmacy (5 mins duration).