Research Ethics system accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Research Ethics System.

Using this website 

This website is run by The University of Glasgow.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to: 

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts 
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

  • Nested tables in some screens may not be read properly with screen reader software
  • Page numbers and previous/next buttons can’t be tabbed to and used with the keyboard

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

 We will consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days. 

British Sign Language

BSL users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting video relay service.

Find out more about BSL assistance: contactSCOTLAND

Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact:  

Enforcement procedure 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

The University of Glasgow is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

  • Nested tables may not read properly with screen readers (WCAG 1.3.2)
  • Page numbers and prev/next buttons can't be tabbed to and used with a keyboard (WCAG 2.1.1)
  • In screens where there are searchable lists, we are unable to add labels that will help assistive technology navigate these parts of the screens. (WCAG 4.1.2)

The website was developed using a framework that did not easily allow customisation of webpages for better accessibility. These issues, and general improvements on accessibility, will be revisited in a future release. 

What we are doing to improve accessibility 

Research Ethics is not currently under active, regular development and fixes are picked up on an as-needed basis. Future plans may involve a system rewrite with a focus on better accessibility, pending availability of resources.

This statement was prepared on 3 September 2020. It was last updated on 21 December 2023.

This page was last updated 9 January 2024.