New Chair for University Ethics and Integrity Committee

Posted by gmcl1 at Aug 05, 2016 12:43 PM |
The University Ethics and Integrity Committee seeks a new Chair for 2016/17 onwards

The University Ethics and Integrity Committee defines strategy and oversees policy issues for non NHS-related research at Leicester. It has a responsibility to ensure that the dignity, rights and well-being of all research participants and the interests, needs and safety of researchers are protected. The Committee reviews, monitors and oversees the University ethics review process, including the work of the five sub-committees. The Committee does not usually look at applications, this is the responsibility of the sub-committees, but provides guidance when an issue of principle arises. The University Ethics Committee reports to the Research Strategy, Policy and Performance Committee and prepares annual reports for RSPPC and Audit Committee.

The Committee currently meets three times a year, the first meeting being scheduled for 12th October 2016. During the coming year the Chair will:

  • lead a review of the online ethical review system
  • lead a review of the sub-committee structure
  • oversee the integration of research integrity into the work of the Committee
  • oversee the assumption of responsibility by the Committee for the research-related arm of the Prevent agenda.

The Chair will also work with the Committee Secretary to ensure that all relevant policies and procedures are kept up to date and that reporting and monitoring are carried out as required.

The appointment of Chair will be for three years in first instance, with the possibility of renewal for another 3 year term.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Lynne Parsons,, Committee Secretary, by 31st August 2016, including a summary CV and a brief statement setting out previous experience in research ethics, in chairing committees, and specifically explaining why you would like this role. The successful candidate is likely to have established expertise and interest in ethics, including knowledge of external policy and its implications; proven leadership capability and a vision to promote high ethical standards across the University.

Professor Iain Gillespie, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise will make the final decision to appoint.

If you require further information, please contact Dr Juliet Bailey

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