Research ethics policies and procedures
For any queries related to applying for ethical approval or the Research Ethics Committee, please contact Rosy Armstrong or Mark Slater, the Ethics Committee Administrators: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Routes to approval are determined in the application form. Path B applications are reviewed by full committee and Path A will be reviewed on an interim basis.
Research Ethics Committee Path B application deadlines and meeting dates for 2021/2022.
|Deadlines for submission 2021/22||Meeting dates 2021/22|
|October 2021||Monday 11||Wednesday 20 October|
|November 2021||Monday 29||Wednesday 8 December|
|January 2022||Monday 24||Wednesday 2 February|
|March 2022||Monday 14||Wednesday 23 March|
|April 2022||Monday 25||Wednesday 4 May|
|June 2022||Monday 6||Wednesday 15 June|
|June 2022||Monday 27||Wednesday 6 July|
Research Ethics Committee members
|Tim Etheridge||Member and Co-chair|
|Richard Pulsford||Member and Co-chair|
|Sam Bailey||Member (Risk assessment)|
- Guidelines for Applying to the SHS Ethics Committee (Staff & PGR)
- Ethics Application Form v8.1
- University of Exeter Research Ethics Framework 2021
- Ethical Standards in Sports and exercise Science Research 2020 update
- Risk Assessments
- What is the difference between anonymised and pseudonymised data?
- Research Data Management
- Substantial Amendment notification form
- Minor amendment notification form
- End of study declaration
Staff/PGR Student Sample Size Meetings
Guidance and templates for research online:
- These documents have been prepared by the Research Ethics and Governance Team at the University of Exeter in response to the COVID -19 restrictions on face to face research activity. This will be updated as further information becomes available and is subject to change, please ensure you access the latest version (currently v1.3, April 2021)
Participant information and informed consent
- St. Lukes Laboratories Standard Operating Procedure for Taking Informed Consent
- UoE Consent Form Template
- UoE Participant Information Sheet template
- Guidelines for checking readability of Participant Information Sheets
- Human Tissue Act Compliance
COVID-19 and Lateral Flow Testing Participant information and informed consent
- UoE PIS template_CV19 negative self test Oct 2021
- UoE Consent form CV19_negative self test October 2021
- Working safely during Covid19 in offices, factories and labs
Complaints received from study participants should be dealt with according to the procedures outlined in the SHS Ethics Committee Policy on Complaints.
Research Ethics and Governance webpages:
Procedures for recording and reporting adverse events such as injuries, or unexpected physical reactions following a particular procedure, are documented in SHS Ethics Committee Policy on Adverse Events.
Who should I contact?
If your query relates to your study you should contact your supervisor. For all other queries regarding the approval system, contact the SHS Ethics Administrator, Rosy Armstrong (or Mark Slater), at email@example.com.
When will my application be considered?
Path A applications are considered once a valid application has been received and forwarded to the reviewer(s).
Path B applications will be considered following the deadlines in the table above. Please remember that the ethics committee will have a large number of applications to review, and that if you submit after the deadline you may have to wait until the next meeting. Please take note of the deadlines and ensure you make your application in good time.
Where are the risk assessments?
The risk assessments along with other related documents such as exercise screening forms can be found on the Sport and Health Sciences SharePoint site.
When can I begin my research project?
You can begin from the start date of your Certificate of Ethical Approval which will be provided by email from the Ethics Administrator.
It is not the role or responsibility of research ethics committees to give legal advice, nor are they liable for any of their decisions in this respect. Irrespective of the decision of a research ethics committee on a particular application, it is the researcher and/or sponsor who has the responsibility not to break the law.