Application Process Summary UG and PGT

The School Ethics Forum in each School in this College considers undergraduate and postgraduate (MA/MSc) taught student ethics applications.

The application should be submitted to the relevant School Ethics Forum, according to which School the student is situated in. 

The application form should be downloaded from the College ethics website; except for Education which has its own amended form.

The School of Education uses the Research Ethics Online System for applications. The forms can be downloaded from the Download Templates Section of the system. Education UG  and PGT applicants should select the School of Education Ethics Committee from the drop down menu when uploading their application. 

The supervisor MUST complete and sign the ethical risks section on the application form, indicating if it is a low or high risk application. The student and their supervisor must also sign the declaration at the end of the form. The application will NOT be processed if these sections are incomplete.

Supporting documents are required: templates are available on the website. The Plain Language Statement is mandatory and the Consent Form is almost always needed. Interview questions or questionnaires must also be provided for reviewers. Applications will be returned if any of these are not provided. These should be sent in electronic copy along with the application form.

The application should be sent to the administrator by email by the supervisor (only School of Law allows direct student submission) along with the supporting documents.

When it is ready for review the application will be allocated to the reviewer(s) and sent for review via email. An email confirming this will be sent to the student and supervisor.

The number of reviewers varies from one to two according to which School the application is located in and whether it is considered a low or high risk application.

If changes are required the application will be returned by email. Any changes on the application form or supporting documents should be highlighted or put into red coloured text to assist the reviewers in confirming the changes. Remember to remove the hightlighting before issuing any documents to your participants!

Outcomes

Approved possibly with permissions required
Approved subject to amendments to satisfaction of School Ethics Forum
Major changes required to be submitted to School Ethics Forum
Minor changes required to be submitted to School Ethics Forum
Not Approved full resubmission to School Ethics Forum required

 Request for Amendments to an Approved Application

  1. Applicants should complete the 'Request for Amendments' document and submit it with any supporting documentation to the relevant School Ethics Inbox.
  2. Where required/possible this is forwarded to the original lead reviewer and they are given 10 working days to complete the review
  3. Applicant is informed of outcome by email and a copy of Reviewer Feedback/Approval is attached.