If your research project involves human participants and/or personal data, check whether this requires ethical review by using the flowchart:
See also the FAQ page.
If you are not sure which form to use, please complete section A in the CUREC 1A form, which will guide you (see below). If you can fully apply no more than one particular ‘approved procedure’ (eg if you are working with children/schools or if you are using deception), you can stay within the CUREC 1A frame rather than ‘triggering’ a CUREC 2 application (see below).
In this case, please use the procedure-specific participant information sheets and consent forms as well as any other supporting documents associated with this procedure. You can find these on our Approved procedures page.
If you have not received any ethics-related training before, we strongly recommend taking our online research integrity course or face-to-face ethics training courses before you start your project.
Please apply well in advance of the start of your research project. You may not start your study involving human participants or personal data until you have received your ethics approval letter.
Please see our timelines below.