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UWS Code of Ethics

Our Code of Ethics establishes the University’s approach to raising the ethical awareness of staff and students, and ensuring that all that we do is underpinned by global and future-focussed principles of fairness and opportunity. This Code includes references to our policies and guidelines that implement our commitment to these principles. It also sets out the mechanisms for ethical monitoring and review of all our activities.

Download the UWS Code of Ethics (pdf)

Submitting an Ethics Review Application

UWS uses an online system to enable you to submit applications for ethical approval to conduct research - Ethical Review Manager (ERM) System. Your ERM application can be saved and completed in stages then submitted when all the information has been populated. You can also upload supporting documents. A built-in workflow will send any submitted applications to the Chair of the Ethics Review Committee for your School who will make a decision on your application. You will receive an email to inform you of any progress updates regarding your application submission.

Download UWS Ethical Review Manager (ERM) System Guide (pdf)

School Ethics Committee Guidelines

School of Business and Creative Industries

An overview and guidance to the approach adopted within the School of Business and Creative Industries for ethical scrutiny/approval of all research and scholarly activities.

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School of Education and Social Sciences

These guidelines present an ethical framework and procedures for the conduct of all academic activity to identify ethical considerations that should be addressed through the formal approval process.

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School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences

These guidelines outline the ethical approval process required for all research based activities (commercial and consultancy work as well as doctoral and student projects) undertaken in the Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences.

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School of Health and Life Sciences

These guidelines outline the ethical consideration and review processes that are required for all health-related projects undertaken in an academic context.

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Last updated: 23/08/2022