Increased demands for greater public scrutiny and accountability have meant that studies involving human participants are expected to be formally reviewed by individuals who are independent of the research.
Research ethics review procedures at Oxford Brookes are designed to monitor the implementation of the University's Code of Practice in individual research studies and to ensure that the dignity, rights, safety, inclusivity and well-being of all participants are given primary consideration.
Oxford Brookes University is committed to maintaining high ethical standards in the research undertaken by staff and research students.
To this end, it has adopted a Code of Practice for the Ethical Standards for Research Involving Human Participants and has established a University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) to promote good practice and to conduct formal ethics review of research.
These web pages have been set up as a resource for further information on research ethics and to assist with the process of applying for research ethics approval to the University Research Ethics Committee or an external committee.
Research ethics review procedures and further information