Contacting Us

In addition to the guidance provided in this website advice is available from:

Jennifer Blaikie 
Senior Research Ethics Administrator 
Secretariat/ Research and Innovation Service
11.37, Worsley Building 
University of Leeds 
LS2 9NL 
0113 34 34873 
ResearchEthics@leeds.ac.uk

Main point of contact for advice about research ethics and the University's ethical review process. Has responsibility for the administration of research ethics policy and review, including providing secretariat services to all the Faculty Research Ethics Committees and providing formal and informal guidance to researchers. Applications for ethical review from all Faculties except Medicine and Health should be submitted to Jennifer via researchethics@leeds.ac.uk

NB: Working part-time until May 2017.


Rachel De Souza 
Faculty of Medicine and Health Research Ethics & Governance Administrator 
Medicine and Health Faculty Research and Innovation Office 
Room 9.29, Worsley Building 
University of Leeds 
LS2 9NL 
0113 34 31642
FMHUniEthics@leeds.ac.uk

School of Medicine and School of Healthcare applications for ethical review should be submitted to FMHUniEthics@leeds.ac.uk.


Jean Uniacke 
Faculty Ethics Clerical Support Officer
Medicine and Health Faculty Research and Innovation Office 
Room 9.29, Worsley Building 
University of Leeds 
LS2 9NL 
0113 34 37587 
governance-ethics@leeds.ac.uk

Contact for advice about applying for NHS HRA approval and sponsor sign off.


Helena Smith 
Company Secretary 
The Secretariat 
Room 11.75, E.C. Stoner Building
0113 34 36011 
h.m.smith@adm.leeds.ac.uk

Has responsibility for providing secretariat services to the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC). First point of contact for complaints and appeals.


Dr Alice Temple
Research Ethics Senior Training & Development Officer 
Organisation Development and Professional Learning and the Inter-disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre 
0113 34 38705/ 37182 
A.C.Temple@leeds.ac.uk
http://www.sddu.leeds.ac.uk/research-innovation/research-ethics-training-and-guidance
http://www.idea.leeds.ac.uk

Responsible for the development and delivery of research ethics training at the University for PhD students and staff.


Faculty Research Ethics Committees (FRECs)
Have responsibility, delegated from the UREC, for the operational review of ethical issues arising from research proposals; auditing and monitoring compliance and efficiency; and developing and disseminating best practice within the institution and within the University's networks. The FRECs report regularly to the UREC. You are welcome to contact FREC members for informal advice.



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