Additional documents

This page details additional documents that you may need to obtain prior to research commencing

Outwith the ethical approval process, the University has a wide range of policies and procedures that apply to its researchers; a selection of these are particularly likely to be relevant to research involving human participants, their data or samples.

This page provides information on that selection of policies and procedures, briefly indicating:

  • when the policy or procedure might apply
  • what compliance with the policy of procedure involves
  • where to go or who to contact for help.

Ethical approval is granted on the condition that the research is conducted in line with University policies, as per the University's Principles of Good Research Conduct (Policy) (PDF) ; meaning that any additional documents or approvals must be obtained before research starts, if the conditions for requiring these are met.

Applicants should indicate in question 31 of their ethical review application form (Word) whether or not their research will require any additional documents or approvals. If applicants have approvals in hand when submitting their application form, they should append those to their application and indicate this in Appendix 1. Some School ethics committees may require such documents or approvals be fully obtained before seeking ethical approval.