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Research Ethics

School of Technology Ethical Code for Research

The Ethical Code for Research sets out the importance to the School of continued high ethical standards in the research undertaken by its academic and research staff and students, whether supported directly by the School or funded from external sources. 

Research with Human Participants

Ethical review is required when technology research involves the participation of people outside the research team, including experiments, field studies, action research, surveys, or data collection from students, software users or the general public.

The School provides general guidance on these and other types of research that may be carried out in the School of Technology. That guidance can be found here.

Ethical Review of Research with Human Participants

Each Department in the School has a defined process for review and approval of research involving human participants. The following links should be followed for information about the policy and process in specific departments:

University Research Ethics Committee 

Research in the School of Technology is governed by the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC). In some circumstances, departmental ethics bodies may refer specific cases to UREC. Further information on UREC can be found here.

Other Sources of Information

The University has many other sources of information:
Research Integrity website
Research Ethics (as part of the Research Integrity website)
Research Operations Office Research Ethics pages