Training and induction
This page details the different types of training and induction offered for those involved in the completing and reviewing of ethical applications relating to research involving humans, their data or samples. If you have any additional queries regarding training please contact the UTREC office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This training is for staff and students who plan on making an application for ethical approval and is focused on helping researchers understand how to obtain ethical approval as quickly and easily as possible.
Face to face training
This training occurs twice a semester and takes two hours.
It can be booked online through PDMS by searching for 'Obtaining ethical approval for research involving humans'.
We encourage you to attend one of the face to face sessions as this gives you the opportunity to meet members of Research and Innovation Services and to have any questions you may have answered.
If there is not a face to face session taking place within the timeframe of your application, or you want to refresh your knowledge in the meantime, there is also an online Moodle module.
For any queries relating to the training sessions or the Moodle module contact email@example.com
Training is mandatory for every member of a School Ethics Committee (SEC) and must be refreshed every three years. There is now an online training module available via Moodle and you will be sent a link to enrol as soon as your Convenor has let the UTREC office know you are a new member or when your training needs refreshed. If you think you should have received a link but have not, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The training module is focused on key aspects of the ethical review process at the University, including why and how it is done, and includes an overview of the application form.
This replaces the previously offered 2-hour face-to-face training. Note that for your training to be marked as 'complete' you must pass the three end of section quizzes.
The online training is accompanied by monthly 'drop-in' sessions where a member of Research and Innovation Services (UTREC office) will be available to answer questions or provide guidance. These will take place on the third Friday of the month during term time:
Times and locations
10-11am at the Holt Room, Old Union Building, 79 North Street
Semester 2 2019-20 dates
17 January 2020 (10-11am only)
21 February 2020
20 March 2020
17 April 2020
15 May 2020
If you have any questions about the Moodle course or drop-in sessions, email email@example.com
This training is for staff who act as administrators for their School ethics committee.
The session focuses on how to use the central database.
The session is 15 to 30 minutes long and takes place at the administrator’s desk.
These can be arranged throughout the year, when required, by emailing the UTREC office: firstname.lastname@example.org
When there is a change in the convenor of a School ethics committee, a handover meeting should be arranged between the outgoing and incoming convenors and a member of staff from the UTREC office.
This meeting should be arranged by the convenors.
When a SEC convenor joins UTREC, the UTREC office is happy to provide them with a brief induction to UTREC ahead of their first meeting.
These sessions can be arranged as required and typically take 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
This should be arranged by the SEC convenor emailing the UTREC office: email@example.com.