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Following a 2013 review of the Programme Lead job description, a single generic job description has been agreed that represents the duties and responsibilities for each role holder across all four Faculties. For most role holders the revisions will be minor but where a current Programme Lead has a greater degree of change (e.g. line management) then full training and support will be provided to help the role holder in those duties.
The responsibilities of Subject Coordinators were also slightly revised as was the workload planning tariff, as a result of the review.
Further role descriptions are also available on this page for information although these may vary slightly in content depending on the Faculty.
This role description is broadly generic across the University but there are some small variations depending upon Faculty. These differences are relatively few and will be Faculty specific.
Each Faculty in the University is responsible for the ethics review of research conducted in their Faculty and is required to appoint a Faculty Research Ethics Officer (or up three Departmental Research Ethics Officers in research intensive areas), to represent their Faculty on the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC).
The role of the research ethics officer is broadly to:
An ACO is an academic member of staff who ensures any referred academic misconduct case is investigated, confirms whether a breach has occurred, allocates an appropriate penalty and keeps a full record of each case. In order to do this they must:
*The Academic Conduct Officer Forum was set up to support ACOs in the work. The current chair of the Forum is Dr George Blumberg - Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment