Research Ethics

  • It is important students and staff are aware of ethical issues and of the appropriate channels for seeking ethical approval. All student applications (including research students) must be considered by the relevant school committee/contact (details attached). An application will be referred to University Ethics Committee (UEC) by the School where studies involve vulnerable groups and/or invasive procedures.

    UEC will consider general ethical issues relating to University activity, specifically, but not exclusively research activity. The Commitee will also consider ethical applications involving human participants, and also where risks may be posed to the researchers themselves.

    The Committee monitors the quality of ethical applications and ensures the approval process is conducted in a fair and independent manner.

    UWS Code of Ethics