For advice and guidance relating to research ethics at QMU please contact the Secretary to the University Research Ethics Committee email@example.com.
No research may proceed without formal ethical approval received in writing. Applications for ethical approval are reviewed initially by the Divisional Research Ethics Committees (DivRec) with four possible outcomes: (a) referral back to applicant for amendments b) approval by the DivRec; c) referral to the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) for further review; d) referral to an external ethics committee such as NHS (IRAS). All research must receive QMU ethical approval before submission to an external committee.
Research Ethics:Regulations, procedures and guidelines
Ethical Approval Form - Form for use by staff and students seeking ethical approval.
Consent Form Templates:
Participant Online Survey Consent Form
Parent or Guardian Consent-Assent Form
Participant Information Sheet (PIS) Templates:
Adult and 16 - 18 year old PIS
Child aged between 6 & 15 years PIS
Guidelines for protocol of a research proposal
Notification of changes form Form to be completed once research has concluded or in case of deviation from original proposal.