University Research Ethics Committee

The  overarching  responsibility  of  the University Group Research Ethics Committee is  to  promote  a  research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers in line with the University Research Conduct  and  Ethics  Policy.  

Reflecting  this,  it  has  the  interlinked  functions  of  (a)  providing support and advice to researchers and others on matters relating to research integrity and (b) working  in  conjunction  with  Faculties  and  University  Research  Centres ensuring  that  any ethics issues associated with research projects conducted by University staff or students of any level (and whether externally or internally funded) have been appropriately considered, addressed, and approved before the projects begin, and good ethical practice is employed as projects are delivered.

The University Group Research Ethics Committee reports to the University Research Committee.

Chair: Prof Nigel Berkeley, Associate Dean of Research (Faculty of Business and Law)

Deputy Chair: Sally Puzey, Director of Research Services

Any queries relating to the committee, or to raise an item at the next meeting, please contact Sophie Krumins, Research Ethics and Integrity Manager via