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Ethics and Research Governance

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If you are an undergraduate, or enrolled on a taught Master’s course, you should complete a Taught Ethics application. If you are a member of staff or a Postgraduate Researcher, you should complete a Research Ethics application.

You should send your Taught ethics application to your supervisor who will forward it to the Ethics Research Centres Team/to the relevant email address below:

School of Arts & Media
A&M-TaughtEthics@salford.ac.uk

Salford Business School
SBS-TaughtEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of the Built Environment
S&T-TaughtEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Computing, Science & Engineering
S&T-TaughtEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Environment & Life Sciences
S&T-TaughtEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Health Sciences
Health-TaughtEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Health-TaughtEthics@salford.ac.uk

You should send your Research (see definition) ethics application to your supervisor who will forward it to the Ethics Research Centres Team/relevant email address below:

School of Arts & Media
A&M-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

Salford Business School
SBS-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of the Built Environment
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Computing, Science & Engineering
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Environment & Life Sciences
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Health Sciences
Health-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Health-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

You should send your ethics application to Ethics Research Centres Team/to the relevant email address below:

School of Arts & Media
A&M-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

Salford Business School
SBS-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of the Built Environment
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Computing, Science & Engineering
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Environment & Life Sciences
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Health Sciences
Health-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Health-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk

No, it is no longer necessary to submit a hard copy of your ethics application.

If you are a student, undergraduate or postgraduate, your ethics application must be submitted by your supervisor, otherwise it will be rejected.

Remember: if your application is Research, it must be anonymised (names and contact details removed) before being submitted.

Normally it takes 4-6 weeks to for an ethics application to be reviewed and an outcome sent to the applicant. It will take a minimum of 4 weeks.

During holiday periods (Easter, July-September and Christmas) the process can take slightly longer.

Please ensure you have completed the checklist and attached all the documents with your application.

If you are a student, you should contact your supervisor in the first instance for advice on completing your ethics application.
If you are a member of staff, you should contact the Chair of Ethics in your School in the first instance and then contact the relevant ethics inbox below:

School of Arts & Media
Research Ethics Panel
Chair: Dr Samantha Newbery
Administrator: Nathalie Audren Howarth
A&M-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 5278
School of Arts & Media
Taught Ethics Panel
Chair: Dr Maggie Scott
Administrator: Nathalie Audren Howarth
A&M-TaughtEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 5278
Salford Business School
Research Ethics Panel
Chair: Prof David Percy
Administrator: Rachel Lilley
SBS-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 53362
Salford Business School
Taught Ethics Panel
Chair: Dr Shane Sullivan
Administrator: Rachel Lilley
SBS-TaughtEthics@salford.a.c.uk
Tel: 0161 295 53362
School of the Built Environment
Research Ethics Panel
Chair: Prof Mohammed Arif
Administrator: Nathalie Audren Howarth
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 5278
School of the Built Environment
Taught Ethics Panel
Chair: TBA
Administrator: Nathalie Audren Howarth
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 5278
School of Computing, Science & Engineering
Research Ethics Panel
Chair: Prof Mohammed Arif
Administrator: Nathalie Audren Howarth
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 5278
School of Computing, Science & Engineering
Taught Ethics Panel
Chair: TBA
Administrator: Nathalie Audren Howarth
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 5278
School of Environment & Life Sciences
Research Ethics Panel
Chair: Prof Mohammed Arif
m.arif@salford.ac.uk
Administrator: Nathalie Audren Howarth
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 5278

School of Environment & Life Sciences
Taught Ethics Panel
Chair: TBA
Administrator: Nathalie Audren Howarth
S&T-TaughtEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 5278                  

School of Environment & Life Sciences
Research Ethics Panel
Chair: Prof Mohammed Arif
Administrator: Nathalie Audren Howarth
S&T-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 5278

School of Environment & Life Sciences
Taught Ethics Panel
Chair: TBA
Administrator: Nathalie Audren Howarth
S&T-TaughtEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 5278                  

School of Health Sciences and the School of Health and Society
Research Ethics Panel
Chair: Dr Sue McAndrew
Administrator: Matt Byng
Health-ResearchEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 2067
School of Health Sciences and the School of Health and Society
Taught Ethics Panel
Chair: Dr John McMahon
Administrator: Julie Connett
Health-TaughtEthics@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 7012

If you are a completing a Taught Ethics Application form, you should include your name and your supervisor’s name where the application form requests it.

If you are completing a Research Ethics Application form, you should not include your name, the name of your supervisor or co-researchers. Research Ethics Applications should be fully anonymised and should not include the researcher or supervisor’s name in the document titles, any email threads or the application itself.

If you are completing a Taught Ethics Application form, you should include your supervisor’s name and yours where the application form requests it.

If you are completing a Research Ethics Application form, you should not include your supervisor’s name, your name or any co-researcher’s names.

You should visit this page, then click on your School.

If you are a student, your supervisor should submit your ethics application when they are happy it is fully completed and allowing a minimum of 4-6 weeks turnaround.

If you are a member of staff, you should submit your ethics application allowing a minimum of 4-6 weeks before you need to start your research.

No, you should gain ethical approval from the University of Salford first. Once you have received NRES approval, you should submit this to the University of Salford Ethics Panel.

If your ethics application has been rejected, you should read the feedback and make the necessary changes. You can then resubmit an application once the required changes have been made and agreed by your supervisor.