All research conducted by members of Anglia Ruskin University - staff, undergraduate, masters and doctorate students (including students studying at Associate Colleges) - is subject to ethical review at the proposal stage. Our University adopts a risk-based approach to ethical review. Anglia Ruskin's research ethics policy and procedures are determined by the Research Ethics Sub Committee (RESC), which is comprised of representatives from all faculties and lay members. Full details of the University's ethical approval system can be found on the Research and Innovation Development Office webpages.
Ethical review of research proposals for staff and students within the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is conducted by the Faculty or the Departmental Research Ethics Panel (FREP or DREP). Applications should be submitted by email to the relevant mailbox by 10:00am on the deadline date.
|Risk Category||Panel||Application Mailbox||Submission Deadlines|
|Green||DREP||DREP-FHSCE@anglia.ac.uk||DREP submission deadlines|
|Yellow||DREP||DREP-FHSCE@anglia.ac.uk||DREP submission deadlines|
|Red||FREP||FREP-FHSCE@anglia.ac.uk||FREP submission deadlines and meeting dates|
|Purple||FREP||FREP-FHSCE@anglia.ac.uk||FREP submission deadlines and meeting dates|
|Co-Chairs||Professor Sarah Redsell and Professor Jeffrey Grierson|
|Executive Secretaries||Margaret Everitt and Peggy King|
|Chair||Dr Sarah Burch|
|Vice-Chair||Dr Paulette Luff|
|Adult & Mental Health Nursing (Chelmsford)||Dr Julie Teatheredge|
|Education (Chelmsford)||Dr Niki Sol|
|Education & Social Care (Cambridge)||Vacancy|
|Health, Social Care & Education (Peterborough)||Wendy Durham|
|Midwifery, Child & Community Nursing (Chelmsford)||Dr Susan Walker|
|Nursing & Midwifery (Cambridge)||Vacancy|
|Social Care (Chelmsford)||Dr Lyndsay Baines|
|One academic representative from FREP for another Faculty||Professor Peter Bright|
|One rep from a UK partner institution (if required)||To be confirmed|
|One lay person or a rep from a stakeholder group (if required)||To be confirmed|
|Co-opted member||Professor Sarah Redsell|
Professor Jeffrey Grierson
|Co-opted member||Dr Jennie Rose|
|Co-opted member||Dr Claire Preston|
|Co-opted member||Dr Ceri Wilson|
|Co-opted member||Dr Nick Caddick|
|Co-opted member||Dr Lauren Godier|
|Executive Secretary||Claire Mitchell|
The ethical review of research undertaken in the NHS (including research involving patients, staff and property) is organised by the Health Research Authority (HRA) and applications are made using the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS). Some research involving NHS staff does not need to be reviewed by an NRES REC and can, instead, be reviewed at Anglia Ruskin University by a Faculty Research Ethics Panel (FREP). Please note that all research being submitted for ethical review by an NHS/NRES REC usually needs to be sponsored by Anglia Ruskin University. Please contact Dr Sarah Burch, Director of Research & Scholarship for more information about the sponsorship of NHS applications.
To apply for approval from the Social Care Research Ethics Committee, please see the Social Care Research Ethics Committee website.