Coronavirus information and guidance

Research governance

In the earliest phase of planning a research project, researchers must consider whether they need approval from the University. If any of the following approvals apply, you must follow the instructions provided. If required, you must get approval before starting your research. Approval can take between weeks and months to obtain.

Governance approvals

  • When research funding is transferred into the control of an overseas partner.

  • When any goods, software or information moves from the UK to outwith the UK.

  • When projects involve non-human genetic material moving across borders.

  • All such projects, including using data or samples held by such organisations.

 

Ethical approvals

Researchers must also obtain ethical approvals for the following types of research before the research starts.

  • All such research, including surveys, observation or secondary data.

  • All such research, including surveys, observation or secondary data.