Speakers: Duncan Banks and John Oates
Venue: Research Seminar Room, Library 2nd Floor
Date: Thursday 17th February 2011
A webcast of this seminar is available via this link, intranet only, and a copy of the PowerPoint presentation is also available here.
John Oates, Deputy HREC Chair (formerly Chair), and Sheila Peace, (formerly Deputy HREC Chair), were both members of an Economic & Social Research Council advisory group for the development of the Revised Framework for Research Ethics (FRE). The new Framework sets out what the ESRC requires by way of ethics review and practice for the research it supports, and what it sees as good practice for all social science research. The FRE is mandatory for any ESRC-funded research and all OU bids for ESRC funding, and ESRC-funded projects, need to be reviewed by the Human Research Ethics Committee.
Full details or these can be found on the OU Ethics Centre website.
New licensing requirements for establishments storing human tissue, organs or cellular material (for scheduled purposes under the Human Tissue Act 2004, including for research) came into effect on 1 September 2006. Further details and latest news can be found on the Human Tissue Authority's website. HTA Licensing Issues and Guidelines are currently on the agenda at the OU, and further information will be provided to staff once decisions (this includes draft policies etc.) have been made regarding our position. The contact for further information in the first instance is the HREC Secretary.