‌‌‌‌‌Ethics committee

There are two ethics procedures in place for SSIS staff and students: 

  • Staff and students in Egenis, the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Law, Politics, the Strategy & Security Institute, and Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology should follow the guidance on this page

Guidance

Staff and Post Graduate Student projects involving interviews, questionnaires or observation of people need to be submitted for an ethical review to the Ethics Committee. The documents on this page aim to guide you through the process of preparing an ethics proposal.

You should read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Ethics Application Guidance before submitting your proposal. Please also see the example of an approved ethics application below. If you require further advice please contact your supervisor or departmental representative.

Documents

Other resources

Ethics committee members 

 

Submissions

Deadlines for applications to the SSIS Ethics Committee meeting can be found in the table belowQueries regarding the content of your application should be directed to your Departmental representative (above).

Students should seek advice and support from their supervisors prior to submission. Student applications MUST be read and approved by their supervisor prior to submission.

Once complete, please email your application to the following:

Staff and Post Graduate Students in: Egenis, the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Law, Politics, the Strategy & Security Institute, and Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology: ssis-ethics@exeter.ac.uk

 

Interim Approvals

Please note that the Ethics Committee accepts interim applications where urgent ethics approval is required before the next Committee meeting and there is a good justification. In such cases, please submit a request for interim approval to ssis-ethics@exeter.ac.uk, giving the date by which a decision is needed and a reason for your request in the covering email.

 

2016/17 Meetings

Submission deadlineMeeting date
Wednesday 24th August 2016, 5pm Wednesday 21st September 2016
Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 5pm Thursday 1st December 2016
Wednesday 14th December 2016, 5pm Wednesday 18th January 2017
Wednesday 8th February 2017, 5pm  Wednesday 8th March 2017
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 5pm Wednesday 26th April 2017
Wednesday 24th May 2017, 5pm Wednesday 21st June 2017

 Application outcomes are normally circulated within 2 weeks of the meeting.

Queries

For general enquiries about ethics procedures in Egenis, the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Law, Politics, the Strategy & Security Institute, and Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology please email ssis-ethics@exeter.ac.uk.

For general enquiries about ethics procedures in the Graduate School of Education, please email ssis-gseethics@exeter.ac.uk.