Research ethics

As postgraduates, post doctoral researchers and/or academic members of staff, we have to think carefully about the ethical issues raised by our research.

This will involve considering the research ethics norms of our disciplines and consulting up to date guidance produced by relevant disciplinary or professional bodies. It may also involve applying for ethical approval from the School or University.

All research projects conducted by University staff or students that involve human participants in a way that might harm, disturb or upset them (however slight the possibility) or where they can be deemed to be in a vulnerable or disadvantageous situation, must receive approval from the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) or the School Research Ethics panel.

Further information

The document below contains some ethics case studies.