ETHICS

Documentation

Research Ethics and Online Process

Student Research Ethics Hub
Research Ethics Statement
Introduction into CU Ethics
CU ETHICS Online System (students)
CU Ethics Online System (staff)
Submitting an Ethics Application
Applying for ethical approval
Ethics Reviewer Guidance
Research Ethics Reviewers Checklist

 

Participant Information, Consent and Recruitment

Please use the templates below for participant information. All templates have been approved by the University Group Research Ethics Committee and the Information Governance Unit from July 2021 onwards.

Participant Information Sheet Template
Participant Information Sheet Guidance
Informed Consent Form Template

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

Gatekeeper Letter Template
Debrief Template

 

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
Staff 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 and Research for Staff Projects
Data Protection and Research for Student Projects
Data Protection Guidance for Obtaining and Managing Consent
Data Protection Legislation Definitions
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

UUK Template