Research Ethics Policy Notes
The Research Ethics Policy Notes are a series of documents within the Research Ethics Policy which discuss specific issues in more specialised detail. The first Policy Note ('Defining Human Research Participants, Personal Data and Human Tissue') sets out the basic definitions underpinning the Research Ethics Policy and it 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.
The other Policy Notes relate to particular types of research or particular aspects of research involving human participants, personal data or human tissue, and therefore do not necessarily apply to all research. Researchers should be aware of the subjects covered by these Research Ethics Policy Notes, so that they can refer to the documents when appropriate.
1: Defining Human Research Participants, Personal Data and Human Tissue
2: Principles of Consent
3: Participant Safety and Well-being
4: Principles of Anonymity, Confidentiality and Data Protection
5: Ethics Review of Health and Social Care Research
6: Research Involving Vulnerable People
7: Administrative Research within the University
8: Using External Research Organisations
9: Archival Research
10: Retrospective Research Ethics Review
11: Research Involving Human Tissue
12: Research Involving Illegal Activities