Research Ethics Committee

Research Ethics Committee

The University Research Ethics Committee oversees the ethical standards of research within the Institution. All Faculty are responsible for consulting the guidelines and policies of their respective professional bodies before conducting research with human participants, or supervising students in research projects.

If you wish to conduct research using human participants that requires ethical approval please take a look at our Ethics Process Flow Chart. This will give you a guide to the requirements for applying for ethical approval, and the forms necessary to begin the process.

Faculty who lead project modules where multiple students are conducting separate research projects that cover a single research area can apply for cohort-wide ethical approval by submitting pro-forma versions of the required documents to the Ethics Committee.

If you have consulted the flow chart, and wish to ask questions about the process, please send an email to researchethics@richmond.ac.uk.