Ethics statement

Research ethics

The University of Leicester requires research projects concerning human subjects to receive ethical approval.  Those projects which fall under the NHS Research Governance Framework are referred to the appropriate NHS Research Ethics Committee. Other projects concerning human subjects must be approved in accordance with the University of Leicester research protocol for non-clinical projects concerning human subjects.

The University Committee for Research Ethics Concerning Human Subjects (Non-NHS) oversees all matters relating to the ethical approval of non-clinical research involving human subjects.

To gain ethical approval for all research projects, including those forming part of a taught course, an online application must be submitted.  This is the only way to gain ethical approval for research studies.

Submit an Ethics Application to the Research Ethics Review*
*Please note that your University of Leicester IT account login details are required to access this webpage.

Further information on submitting an application is available as a ‘User Guide’ that can be downloaded from the Research Ethics Review site once that you have logged-in.

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