These pages cover the governance of Research Ethics at the University of Glasgow. Our ethics policies, processes and support depends on the nature of the research, essentially "clinical" or "non-clinical":
- Clinical Research (NHS): any research that involves NHS staff, facilities, patients, samples, tissue or data, the approval of an appropriate NHS research ethics committee must be gained before commencement. Researchers are advised to contact the University’s Research Governance Manager in the first instance.
- Non-clinical Ethical Review process: College and School Ethics Committees exist within each College to support and review all (non-clinical) research projects involving human subjects, human material or data. This work is overseen by the University Ethics Committee.
- Research involving animals should have approval through the University’s non-clinical Ethical Review Process and may require Home Office licences for the institution, the investigator and the project. Researchers should consider, at an early stage in the design of any research involving animals, the opportunities for reduction, replacement and refinement of animal involvement (the three Rs).