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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

Approval pathways and application form.

Application process

An overview of the application process within UWE and by external Research Ethics Committees (RECs).

Policy and procedures

Policy document and operating procedures.


Guidance on specific topics: Children, sponsorship, evaluation studies and Social media.

Page last updated 30 July 2015

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