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Research ethics

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UWE is committed to promoting high ethical standards in the conduct of research undertaken by its staff and students. All research involving human participants and/or human tissues requires ethical approval by the University's Research Ethics Committee (UREC) or one of its Faculty Research Ethics Committees (FRECs).

Applying for approval

How to apply for research ethics approval.

Application process

An overview of the application process, special circumstances and tips.

Policy and procedures

Policy document and operating procedures.


Guidance on specific topics: Social media, children and sponsorship.

Page last updated 2 April 2014

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