ETHICS

Documentation

Research Ethics and Online Process

Visit the Student Research Ethics Hub
Coventry University Group Research Ethics Statement
Coventry University Group Research Ethics Review and Approval Procedure
Coventry University Group Research Ethics Amendment Procedure

Introduction into CU Ethics
Ethics process flowchart (student applications)
Ethics process flowchart (staff applications)
Where is my ethics application? (summary of stages/status of ethics application)
Research Ethics Reviewers Checklist

CU Ethics Online System (students)
CU Ethics Online System (staff)
Submitting an Ethics Application
Applying for ethical approval
 

Participant Information, Consent and Recruitment

Please use the templates below for participant information. All templates have been updated by the Information Governance Unit to be used from August 2022.

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/Roles & Responsibilities for Research Projects
Student Research Project Risk Assessment
Staff Research Project Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment for General Activities and Machinery 
Guidance for Machinery and Equipment
Hazardous Substances (COSHH) Information for Staff 
COSHH Form 
Biological Safety Guidance
Research Hazard Checklist 
Travel Risk Calculator
Travel High Risk Assessment Form
Guidance on Risk Assessment for High-Risk Travel
Travel Safety and Risk Assessment Information for Research Projects
Personal Safety Guidance
Lone Working in the community 
Laser Safety Guidance
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Guidance
Radiation Safety Guidance

For information on safety and risk management contact HSR@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
Records Retention and Disposal (staff only)

For information on GDPR and Data Protection contact enquiry.igu@coventry.ac.uk 

External Ethics

For applications that will be submitted to external ethics committees, please find the below guidance. It is likely your application will require a University Group Research Ethics Committee review before approval. 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

Research Consent Guidance
Recruitment of Participants in Research Guidance

Research Participant Incentives Guidance
Sensitive Areas in Research Guidance
Research Data Management and Sharing Standard
DBS guidance
UUK Template