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How to apply for Ethical Review


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How to apply for Ethical Review

The Online Ethics Review System requires an account – one will be automatically be created for you when you first log in. 

Download the following guidance sheets to support the application process:

Applicant guide to the Online Ethics Review System
Example Consent and Participant Information Sheet
Generic Research Projects (staff use only)
Lone Working Guidance
Participant and Researcher Safety and Wellbeing
Postgraduate taught and undergraduate applicant workflow
Placement health and safety procedure and guidance
Principles of Anonymity, Confidentiality and Data Protection
Principles of Consent
Research involving highly sensitive topics
Research involving illegal activities
Research involving vulnerable people
Research led by another UK Higher Education institution
Reviewer guide to the Online Ethics Review System
Security sensitive research materials
Staff applicant workflow
Supervisor guide to the Online Ethics Review System
The BPS Code of Human Research Ethics
The Code of Practice for Research
University Ethics Policy

Key features of the Online Ethics Review System include:

  • Embedded advice and guidance for applicants
  • An integrated risk assessment tool to identify projects that can be self-certified as low risk
  • The introduction of a generic review process for low-risk projects on taught programmes
  • An embedded records management system
  • Improved data security 

Please contact Veronique Laniel: veronique.laniel@sunderland.ac.uk  / 0191 515 3202