Faculty Research Ethics Committees
All research involving human participants, their data and tissue, must be approved by a UWE Research Ethics Committee. Each Faculty has a Research Ethics Committee (FREC), responsible for reviewing and approving research conducted by its staff and students.
Human participant research conducted by undergraduate and postgraduate taught dissertation students must be formally approved by their academic supervisors, and where the supervisor thinks necessary, referred to the Faculty Research Ethics Committee for approval.
Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students
All undergraduate and postgraduate taught students undertaking research (with human participants) should discuss with their supervisor and where appropriate seek guidance from the Programme/Module Leader. See also the operating procedures for Student project review and Student research FAQs.
Staff and postgraduate research students
To find out about the application process, to download an application form and to access useful ethics related links please see Applying for approval.
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education REC
Chair: Dr Jane Andrews
Faculty of Business and Law REC members
Chair: Mr Stephen Parker
Faculty of Environment and Technology REC members
Chair: Dr Alistair Clark
Faculty of Health and Applied Science REC
Chair: Dr Julie Woodley
The Officer for all FRECs is Leigh Taylor who can be contacted by email at Leigh.Taylor@uwe.ac.uk.
All research based in NHS institutions requires more stringent procedures and in all cases supervisors should email firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice and information.
If a research project falls within the scope of the Department of Health Research Governance Framework there are particular requirements relating to Ethics. If a research project is using human tissue please refer to the Human Tissue Research operating procedures.