Research Ethics Approval Procedure
The Research Ethics Approval Procedure (which has the status of University of Sheffield policy) sets out the practicalities of research ethics review at the University of Sheffield and should be read by all University staff and registered students who are conducting, or planning to conduct, research involving human participants, personal data, and human tissue, as well as any others conducting research on University premises.
2. Routes for Obtaining Ethics Approval
2.1 University Ethics Review Procedure (University Procedure)
2.2 National Health Service (NHS) Ethics Review Procedure
2.3 Social Care Research Ethics Committee
2.4 Alternative Ethics Review Procedure
2.5 Administrative Research Ethics Review Procedure
3. University Ethics Review Procedure (University Procedure)
3.1 The University Procedure in Practice
3.1.1 Who Conducts the Ethical Review of Research at the University?
3.1.2 How is a Research Project Submitted for Ethical Review?
3.1.3 Undergraduate and Postgraduate-Taught Student Research
126.96.36.199 Distinct Research Projects
188.8.131.52 Generic Research Projects
3.1.4 Assessing Risk
3.1.5 How is the Ethical Review of a Project Carried Out?
3.1.6 What are the Possible Outcomes of the Ethical Review of a Project?
3.1.7 How Long will it Take to Obtain Ethics Approval for a Project?
3.1.8 What Happens if Changes are Made to the Project After Ethics Approval has been Obtained?
3.1.9 Retrospective Ethics Review
3.1.10 When is Ethics Approval NOT Required?
3.1.11 Procedure to be Followed in the Event of Concerns Arising about Whether a Research Proposal or Ongoing Research Activity Complies with the University’s Research Ethics Policy
4. Alternative Ethics Review Procedure
4.1 Research Conducted Overseas
4.2 Research Led by Another United Kingdom University
4.2.1 Judging the Robustness of Another Institution´s Ethics Review Procedure