• Research ethics

    Increased demands for greater public scrutiny and accountability mean that studies involving human participants should be formally reviewed by individuals who are independent of the research.

    Research ethics review is required for all research and consultancy undertaken by University staff and students wherever research and related activities involve human participants. Research studies should 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 students. The University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) has specific responsibility for reviewing research undertaken by staff and research students (registered for MPhil/PhD, PhD,EdD or other professional doctoral programmes), whilst the review of research by Undergraduate and Taught Masters students is devolved to the Faculties.

    Please refer to the Code of Practice for Research Ethics for Research Involving Human Participants and to the University Research Ethics Committee to promote good practice and to conduct formal ethics review of research.

  • Next Committee Date

    There are 8 slots available for the next meeting on 7 March 2018

    UREC meeting dates and application deadlines