Any research project involving the collection of data or biological samples from human participants, requires ethics review by the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). Research degree students should consult with their supervisor and consider any ethics implications associated with their research at an early stage, to ensure they apply to HREC in good time.
Please refer to the ethics review process diagram for guidance about how the OU ethics review process operates.
It is essential that ALL EdD students apply to HREC. The HREC Project Registration and Risk Checklist should be completed initially and returned to the Human Research Ethics team so an assessment can be made as to whether a full ethics review will be required.
Please note that the supervisor’s signature and supporting comments must be from your OU supervisor.