Research Ethics

Guidance on College of Social Sciences ethical review process. This applies to all College staff and students undertaking research as members of the University of Glasgow.

Important Notice in relation to Coronavirus: The University Ethics Committee has issued this guidance

* Studies involving face-to-face contact with participants should suspend activity until further notice.

* No approval will be issued until further notice, but the Ethics Committees will continue to accept and review applications until further notice. (Applications that plan to adopt virtual/digital/online approaches subject to the usual review process may still be approved but the final point below is extremely important.)

* If working remotely, data protection legislation and data management plans must be followed. Any researchers conducting studies involving participants should consider the implications of any IT limitations on data management plans and ensure that all research continues to comply with GDPR. Please contact for further advice.