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The University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) has delegated responsibility for review of individual applications to Faculty Research Ethics Committees (FRECs). The FREC members are senior research staff, student representatives and lay members. Most of the committees are inter-faculty (with the exception of Medicine and Health and Biological Sciences).

The FRECs are happy to offer informal advice on individual applications or more general ethical matters. Contact the Senior Research Ethics Administrator Jennifer Blaikie in the first instance, t: 0113 34 34873, email

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