This section provides links to a wide range of University and funder policies and guidelines concerned with important aspects of good research practice, ethics and ethical review. These documents have been organised into areas of interest.
This is defined as a risk that may result in, or contribute
to, a detrimental impact upon the physical environment above and beyond that
which might be expected to occur during the course of day to day life. E.g.
excludes travel/ transportation to research site, but includes projects which
involve mining and mineral extraction, deforestation or the collection of
samples from protected sites.
Complying with legislation
In some cases ethical review may be a legal
requirement. Projects such as this include projects involving
Drugs or medicines (regardless of whether they
Medical devices (including creams, ointments,
bandages, prosthetics or artificial joints)
Adults lacking the capacity to consent for
NHS patients, staff, facilities, premises, data