Social Sciences & Humanities Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee (SSH IDREC)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee (SSH IDREC) is one of CUREC’s three subcommittees.

The SSH IDREC delegates review of straightforward applications (CUREC 1As) to the SSH IDREC Secretariat or ratified departmental research ethics committees (DRECs), where appropriate. This means the full SSH IDREC committee only reviews CUREC 2 applications.

 

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2017–18 academic year

  • Michaelmas term – Wednesday 25 October 2017
  • Hilary term – Wednesday 24 January 2018
  • Trinity term – Wednesday 2 May 2018

2018–19 academic year

  • Michaelmas term – Wednesday 17 October 2018
  • Hilary term – Wednesday 23 January 2019
  • Trinity term – Wednesday 8 May 2019

The committee is constituted in accordance with the University regulations on CUREC subcommittees (Part 13 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002). These regulations, in conjunction with the SSH IDREC standing orders, detail the remit of the committee, their responsibilities, requirements for quorum, and requirements (for the committee and researchers) for record keeping and audit.

 

The committee includes members from a range of academic and non-academic disciplines. Some members are internal to the University and have academic positions. Of the academic members, some are 'research active' but others are not currently involved in research with human participants or personal data.

The committee also has external lay members who bring valuable expertise and perspectives from non-academic and non-educational sectors. In this way it is hoped the members together reflect the interests of researchers, participants and third parties. Appointed members serve for four years and are re-eligible. For full details of committee membership requirements, see Part 13.8 of the Council Regulations.

Please note: any queries about the committee should be sent directly to ethics@socsci.ox.ac.uk and not to individual members. 
 

  Name Department Conditions of appointment Until start of
[1] Professor Colin Mayer (Chair)

Saïd Business School

Two persons appointed as chair and vice-chair of the subcommittee by the Research and Innovation Committee of Council, ideally one of whom shall not currently be involved in research involving human participants or personal data. One of the persons appointed as chair or vice-chair may be external, but not both.

TT 2019
[2] Dr Dave Leal (Vice-Chair) Philosophy As above
 
MT 2020
[3] Mr Neil Williamson External One person, who may be external, appointed by CUREC on the recommendation of the chair of the subcommittee whose primary personal or professional interest is not in research involving human participants or personal data MT 2022
[4] Mr Aidan Vine, QC (Vice-Chair) External One person, who may be external, appointed by CUREC on the recommendation of the chair of the subcommittee whose primary personal or professional interest is not in any particular research area. The Research Council may [...] appoint a second vice-chair of each subcommittee on the recommendation of the chair of CUREC.[...] The second vice-chair may be external. MT 2022
[5] Prof Lucie Cluver Social Policy and Intervention No fewer than three, and no more than eight, persons, one of whom may be external, appointed by CUREC on the recommendation of the chair of the subcommittee, who have methodological and ethical expertise relevant to the proposals which each subcommittee will be expected to scrutinise MT 2019
[6] Dr Liam Gearon Education As above MT 2019
[7] Dr Andrew Przybylski Oxford Internet Institute As above MT 2019
[8] Dr Fiona McConnell Geography and the Environment As above MT 2019
[9] Dr Laura Rival International Development As above HT 2021
[10] Dr Patricia Kingori Ethox Centre As above MT 2021
[11] Dr Michael Biggs Sociology As above HT 2019
[12] Dr Elizabeth Ewart Anthropology and Museum Ethnography As above MT 2021
Co-opted (The subcommittee may co-opt up to four additional members, who may be internal or external, and who shall hold office for such period as the subcommittee may determine)
 [13] Dr Chris Minkowski Oriental Studies Co-opted MT 2021
[14] Dr Joshua Hordern Theology and Religion Co-opted TT 2019
[15] Ms Heather Munro External Co-opted MT 2022

Secretary: Mrs Claudia Kozeny-Pelling

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