Research ethics (including CUREC)

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 research ethics policy, the University requires that all such research be subject to appropriate ethics review.

The Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC) has overall responsibility for the development of this policy and for the University’s ethics 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, an NHS ethics committee).