Ethics Forms

Ethics Forms

Application Form

UG and PGT Ethics Form

Ethics Consent Form

Ethical Approval Amendments

Guidance Notes

Guidance notes for Application Form

PLS Guidance Notes

Permission to Reasearch in School

Permission to Research in an Organisation

Samples of Plain Language Statements and Consent Form

SoE PLS Guidelines

Sample PLS child

Sample PLS child FAQ

Sample PLS parent/carer

Sample PLS staff


Completed applications should be submitted in electronic format to

Points to remember when applying

  • Applicants should submit their application form for School/College review at least four weeks before they intend to commence data collection. It can take up to this length of time to review an application and provide feedback.
  • No data collection can start until ethical approval has been received.
  • Retrospective approval cannot be given.
  • Supervisors need to confirm via e-mail that they support the application. Applications will not be sent for review unless this has been received. If a student writes in an e-mail that their Supervisor has given their approval this will not be accepted as proof of support because it has not come directly from the Supervisor.