Research Ethics Committee Applications (Staff and Students)

This page provides guidance on which Research Ethics Committee you should apply to.

Does your research involve any of the special categories below?

  • Vulnerable individuals with INCAPACITY* to take consent
  • Prisoners
  • NHS patients (relates to clients/patients recruited through the NHS)
  • Security sensitive research
  • Human tissue research
  • Travel risk Threat Scale Rating is equal to or above 3.5
  • Major Invasive Procedures

* Note: children who are able to assent or consent are not considered vulnerable.

If YES:

Submit your application to: University Research Ethics Committee (UREC)

If NO:

Submit your application to your Divisional Research Ethics Committee (DivREC):

  • Division of Media, Communication and Performing Arts - Applications should be submitted to the relevant supervisor who will then submit it to the MCPA OneDrive site.
  • Queen Margaret Business School - Undergraduate applications should be submitted by the supervisor to BEaMethics@qmu.ac.uk . Postgraduate applications should be submitted by the supervisor to BEaMethicsPG@qmu.ac.uk.   
  • Division of Psychology, Sociology and Education - All applications should be submitted by the applicant to PSE-ethics@qmu.ac.uk
  • Division of Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography - All applications should be submitted to the dedicated Canvas area for your subject area. 
  • Divisions of Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies and Nursing & Paramedic Science - All applications should be submitted by the applicant to DivEthics@qmu.ac.uk 
  • Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences - All applications should be submitted by the applicant to SHSEthics@qmu.ac.uk 
  • The Institute for Global Health and Development - All applications should be submitted to pkadetz@qmu.ac.uk