UREC 1 RESEARCH ETHICS REVIEW FOR STUDENT RESEARCH WITH NO HUMAN PARTICIPANTS OR DIRECT COLLECTION OF HUMAN TISSUES, OR BODILY FLUIDS.
All University research is required to undergo ethical scrutiny to comply with UK law. The SHU Research Ethics Policy should be consulted before completing the form. Answering the questions below will confirm that the study fits this category and that any necessary approvals or safety risk assessments are in place. The supervisor will approve the study, but it may also be reviewed by the College Teaching Programme Research Ethics Committee (CTPREC) as part of the quality assurance process.
The final responsibility for ensuring that ethical research practices are followed rests with the supervisor for student research.
Note that students and staff are responsible for making suitable arrangements to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), for keeping data secure and if relevant, for keeping the identity of participants anonymous. They are also responsible for following SHU guidelines about data encryption and research data management. Information on the ethics website
The form also enables the University and College to keep a record confirming that research conducted has been subjected to ethical scrutiny.