The university requires that ethical consideration is given to any research being undertaken, regardless of whether it is funded. However, certain types of research may require more ethical review than others. The flowchart shows, in simple terms, the steps you need to take to ensure any ethical implications of your research have been suitably addressed. You can contact the Research office at any point for advice and guidance
How to gain ethical approval
You need to complete an online ethics form for all research you undertake. For funded research applications, you must obtain ethical approval before you will be able to submit your application.
In the "Declarations" section of the form please input the following:
- Second Reader - someone familiar with the field but not involved in the project
- Departmental Research Ethics Officer (DREO) - Dr Chris Dawson
- Head of Division - in the School this is your HODR and not your HOD.
Types of ethical review
When you apply for Research Funding you will be required to complete ethical review as part of your application and costing process. The majority of projects undertaken by Management academics can be aproved within the School, however, a few proposals, dealing with complicated ethical issues may need further input from one of the following:
- SSREC (Social Science Research Ethics Committee)
- REACH (Research Ethics Approval Committee for Health) (very occassionally)