Human participants in research
The University is committed to ensuring that its research involving human participants is conducted in a way that respects the dignity, rights, and welfare of participants, and minimises risk to participants, researchers, third parties, and to the University itself.
As set out in its policy on research involving human participants and personal data, the University requires that all such research be subject to appropriate ethical review.
The Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC) has overall responsibility for the development of this policy and for the University’s ethical review process. CUREC’s subcommittees are responsible for providing review and approval of ethics applications (where these do not require review by external committees such as, for example, the NHS Research Ethics Service).