Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

The College Ethics Committee's terms of reference are:

  • to consider non-clinical research proposals (from both the College's staff and its students) involving human participants and data;
  • to either give written approval for such proposals in the form of minutes or provide written information as to why approval has not been given;
  • to consider revised submissions;
  • to refer to the University Ethics Committee cases which cannot be satisfactorily resolved or about which there is uncertainty;
  • to operate procedures no less rigorous than those suggested or required by relevant professional bodies such as  the  BPS Code of Conduct and/or the ESRC Framework for Research Ethics ;
  • to inform the University Ethics Committee of any changes in the ethical codes of professional bodies in relevant discipline areas, in order that the University's procedures remain valid.