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Research Proposals

All research and teaching activities, of all staff and students in all Schools/Departments and Units, that involves living human subjects, tissues and/or other samples will require formal approval from UTREC through the relevant School Ethics Committee (SEC).   There are NO exceptions.  

Staff are not exempted from completing an Ethical Application when conducting research work on living human subjects.   An Ethical Application Must be submitted to the relevant SEC for review and approval.

Postgraduate Doctoral and Masters Research Students must complete their ethical application with their supervisor(s) guidance, before submitting to the relevant SEC for review and approval.   (Note: Postgraduate students must include both their own and their supervisors name and contact details on all supporting documents issued to participants.)   It is a mandatory requirement that any Masters dissertation or PhD thesis that required ethical approval from UTREC, should have the letter or email of ethical approval from the SEC bound into an appendix before submission.

Undergraduate Students must complete their ethical application with their supervisor(s) guidance, before submitting to the relevant SEC for review and approval.   (Note: Undergraduate Students must include only their own name without contact details and also the name and contact details of their supervisor on all supporting documents issued to participants). It is a mandatory requirement that any Honours or Masters dissertation that required ethical approval from UTREC should have the letter or email of ethical approval from the SEC bound into an appendix before submission.

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UTREC Office


College Gate
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AJ
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462368

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