ETHICS

Documentation

Research Ethics and Online Process

Group Research Conduct and Ethics Policy
Research Ethics Statement
CU ETHICS Online System
Submitting an Ethics Application
Applying for ethical approval
Ethics Reviewer Guidance
Research Ethics Reviewers Checklist

 

Participant Information & Consent

Please use the templates below - all templates are IGU Approved and GDPR/DPA 2018 Compliant -
Face to face research, interviews and focus groups:

Participant Information Sheet Template
NOTE: (Please amend the contact details relevant to your faculty, URC, professional services or group)

Informed Consent Form Template

Online Questionnaires:
Online Questionnaire Participant Information and Consent Template - Anonymous Data
Online Questionnaire Participant Information and Consent Template - Identifiable Data

 

Health & Safety

The University has a legal duty of care to ensure that the any risks to health and safety created by research projects are appropriately controlled. CU ETHICS applications submitted are reviewed and authorised online using a controlled process that is modelled on the current Coventry University Policy and includes a prompt for Health & Safety Risk Assessment considerations

Health and Safety Guidance for Student Research Projects for Students
Health and Safety Guidance for Student Research Projects for Supervisors
Student Research Project Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment for General Activities and Machinery 
Hazardous Substances (COSHH) Information for Staff 
COSHH Form 
Research Hazard Checklist 
Travel Risk Assessment Form
Travel Safety and Risk Assessment Information for Staff Research Projects
Travel Safety and Risk Assessment Information for Student Research Projects
Personal Safety Guidance
Lone Working in the community 

 

For information on safety and risk management contact safetyoffice.est@coventry.ac.uk 

 

GDPR & Data Protection

Data Protection Guidelines – Student Research Projects (May 2018)
Data Protection Guidelines – Research Projects (May 2018)
Data Protection Policy
Data Protection Consent Guidance
Data Protection Legislation Definitions
Withdrawal Requests and Data Protection (Nov 2017)
Record Retention Questionnaire

 

External Ethics

For applications that will be submitted to external ethics committees, if you have any queries please contact your ethics lead.

Health Research Authority (HRA) Approval
IRAS Support
IRAS e-learning module
Preparing and submitting applications for ethical review in IRAS
Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS); formerly NOMS
Research Passport Information
Research Passport Process and Application

If you are applying to HRA approval and require advice, please contact ethics.uni@coventry.ac.uk 

 

Additional Guidance

DBS guidance

Sensitive Areas in Research