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The auditors will visit the department and will assess the following:
- Study documentation and study files;
- Amendments to the study;
- Whether the study is being conducted according to what was approved.
After the audit the auditors will report on their findings, you will receive a copy, and a copy will also go to the Faculty Research Ethics Committee, and the Head of School if appropriate. The auditors may make recommendations for change, or recommend re audit after a period of time.
If significant issues are found, such as research misconduct, or any conduct which poses a risk to the University, then the University Ethics Committee will be informed.