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CUREC approved procedures allow you to apply for ethical review using the process for lower-risk research (completing a CUREC 1 or CUREC 1A checklist instead of a full CUREC 2 application form).
Approved procedures for specialised research areas:
When using any CUREC approved procedure, it is also your responsibility to comply with current government guidelines on infection control.
In order to stay within the CUREC 1 or CUREC 1A frame, you can generally only apply one approved procedure to the research, but there are exceptions. If you intend to follow two or more approved procedures, that do not explicitly state they may be combined with another, please consult the relevant IDREC Secretariat to determine whether a CUREC 2 form needs to be completed.
If you know that you need to complete a CUREC 2, you should still check the approved procedures to see if any guidance within these is applicable to your research
If there is no template information sheet or consent form associated with the approved procedure, we recommend you use the generic template participant information sheet and consent form.
In some circumstances variations to these procedures can be accepted, but please contact us to discuss this.
For studies involving children or adults at risk, please also refer to the University's Code of Practice on Safeguarding.
For studies using a negative mood induction procedure with both healthy individuals and individuals with a history of depression.
Procedure 02 and its associated documents are for studies where standardised questionnaires on sensitive and/or medical topics are applied in research visits or utilised to recruit a specific set of participants.
Procedure 4 was replaced with Procedure 02 in February 2020.
Procedure 9 was replaced with Procedure 02 in February 2020.
Procedure 26 is for research on adult prisoners using non-invasive methods in certain UK prisons. Procedure 26 may be cited in applications to both the Social Sciences and Humanities, and Medical Sciences IDRECs.
Procedure 3 and its associated participant information sheet above are for studies involving electrophysiological recordings (EEG) from the scalp in adult volunteers.
Procedure 8 and its associated documents above are for studies involving magnetoencephalographic (MEG) recordings from adult volunteers.
Procedure 17 and its associated documents above are for non-invasive magnetic resonance investigations in healthy volunteers.
Procedure 18 is for studies using psychophysiological methods with adults.
Procedure 19 and its associated documents above are for studies investigating experimentally induced pain in adult healthy volunteers.
Procedure 20 and its associated documents above are for studies involving the non-invasive measurement of blood pressure in the arm.
Procedure 21 and its associated documents above are for studies involving transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) investigations in healthy adult volunteers.
Procedure 22 and its associated documents above are for studies involving transcranial stimulation (TCS) investigations in healthy adult volunteers.
Procedure 15 and its associated documents above are for research on teachers and teaching in educational settings for typically-developing students.
Procedure 25 and its associated documents above are for research on children using non-invasive methods in institutional or non-institutional settings. It may be used in conjunction with an opt-out form for research fulfilling certain conditions, as detailed in the procedure. Procedure 25 may be cited in applications to both the Social Sciences and Humanities, and Medical Sciences IDRECs.
Procedure 11 and its associated documents above are for studies using non-invasive assessment of infant eye movements and head movements in response to images and sounds, for typically developing infants and toddlers.
Procedure 12 and its associated documents above are for studies involving non-invasive assessment of electrophysiological recordings from the scalp of typically developing infants and toddlers.
Procedure 16 above is for studying psychophysiological methods with children.
Low-risk research undertaken by an undergraduate student whose research is eligible for review by the SSH IDREC or a DREC may apply for expedited review under Approved Procedure 06.
This procedure cannot be used by students whose research is eligible for review either by the Medical Sciences Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee (MS IDREC) or by the Oxford Tropical Research Ethics Committee (OxTREC).
For studies involving deception of participants.
Procedure 23 and its associated documents above are for studies involving blood glucose testing in typically-developing adults.
AP24 and associated documents are for studies involving the taking of urine, saliva, stool and/or venous blood samples from healthy adult volunteers.