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Information for Doctorate Students and Supervisors

 

Research Proposal
Doctoral students need to submit the Research Ethics Checklist for the Research Application Form (Stage 1) with their Application for Approval of a Research Proposal which is available via Progress Platform. The Research Ethics Checklist is indicative at this point only.  It is recognised your answers may change by the point you make your Stage 1 ethics application.

There is compulsory ethics training for Doctorate students and supervisors. Please refer to the Research Degrees Regulations. (sections 3.20 to 3.22 for students, and 5.7 for supervisors)

All students and staff must complete the Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form or Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form involving Animals and Habitats. This is mandatory for all types of research, including pilot studies.

Students must submit your research ethics application to your Supervisor who will check this first and then send to the relevant Ethics Committee on your behalf.

Stage 1 Research Ethics (General)

Complete Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form. You should use the Question-Specific Advice for Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form.

According to the responses you give in Section 2: Research Ethics Checklist, your research will fall under the Green, Yellow, Red or Purple category. Please refer to Section 3: Approval Process on the form, and Section 2 of the Code of Practice for Applying for Ethical Approval at ARU.

GREEN Category Research

If you completed the form and your research falls into the GREEN category, you do not need ethical approval. But, you must submit the following to your Department Research Ethics Panel (DREP) prior to starting your research:

  1. Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form
  2. Confirmation of passing the Introduction to Research and Professional Ethics online course

Faculty of Medical Science students must submit to the Faculty Research Ethics Panel (FREP).

YELLOW Category Research

If you completed the form and your research falls into the YELLOW category, you will need to obtain ethical approval and you will need to submit the following to your DREP:

  1. Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form
  2. Confirmation of passing the Introduction to Research and Professional Ethics online course
  3. Participant Information Sheet and Participant Consent Form if applicable to your research
  4. Confirmation of passing the Safeguarding course (if applicable). Please refer to Section 4.4 in the Code of Practice for Applying for Ethical Approval.

Some Faculties may ask for additional documents. Faculty of Medical Science students must submit to the Faculty Research Ethics Panel (FREP).

RED Category Research

If you completed the form and your research falls into the RED category, submit the following to your FREP:

Compulsory:

  1. Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form
  2. Stage 2 Research Ethics Application Form

(You should use the Question-Specific Advice for Stage 2 Research Ethics Application Form).

If applicable:

  1. Participant Information Sheet
  2. Participant Consent Form
  3. any questionnaires or interview schedules
  4. any approved instruments or measures to be used
  5. any advertising materials to be used to recruit participants
  6. any ethical approval required for overseas research
  7. power calculations for any experimental studies
  8. confirmation of passing the Safeguarding course
  9. letters from organisations for permission for doing your research. Guidance can be found here.

Security Sensitive Research

If you have said YES to Question 22, regarding Security Sensitive Research, you'll also need to submit the following:

  1. Stage 3 Research Ethics Application Form

(You should use the Question-Specific Advice for Stage 3 Research Ethics Application Form).

If your research is relating to terrorism, you'll be required to keep it on a secure central server. Please refer to the Code of Practice for Applying for Ethical Approval (Section 6.6 and 6.7) and contact Julie Scott (Research Ethics and Integrity Manager ).

You will also be required to encrypt your research data. Please refer to our How to Encrypt Your Computer Files document.

PURPLE Research Category

If you completed the form and your research falls into the PURPLE category, you are likely to need ethical approval from an external ethics committee. For more information read the Code of Practice - Applying for Ethical Approval (Section 2.5 and Chapter 3).

As a minimum, you will need to submit to the FREP, the following:

  1. Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form
  2. Letter(s) of approval when received from the external committee(s)

Please note, if ARU is sponsoring the research you may need to submit further documents.

 

Stage 1 Research Ethics (involving Animals and Habitats)

Complete Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form involving Animals and Habitats. You should use the Question-Specific Advice for Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form involvng Animals and Habitats.

GREEN Category Research

If you completed the form and your research falls into the GREEN category, you do not need ethical approval. But, you must submit the following to your Department Research Ethics Panel (DREP) prior to starting your research:

  1. Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form (Animals and Habitats)

Faculty of Medical Science students must submit to the Faculty Research Ethics Panel (FREP).

YELLOW Category Research

If you completed the form and your research falls into the YELLOW category, you will need to obtain ethical approval and you will need to submit the following to your DREP:

  1. Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form (Animals and Habitats)
  2. Confirmation of passing the Introduction to Research and Professional Ethics online course
  3. Participant Information Sheet and Participant Consent Form if applicable to your research
  4. Owner Information Sheet and Owner Consent Form if applicable to your research
  5. Confirmation of passing the Safeguarding course (if applicable). Please refer to Section 4.4 in the Code of Practice for Applying for Ethical Approval

Some Faculties may ask for additional documents. Faculty of Medical Science students must submit to the Faculty Research Ethics Panel (FREP).

RED Category Research

If you completed the form and your research falls into the RED category, please submit the following:

Compulsory:

  1. Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form (Animals and Habitats)
  2. Stage 2 Research Ethics Application Form

(You should use the Question-Specific Advice for Stage 2 Research Ethics Application Form).

If applicable:

  1. Participant Information Sheet
  2. Participant Consent Form
  3. Owner Information Sheet
  4. Owner Consent Form
  5. any questionnaires or interview schedules
  6. any approved instruments or measures to be used
  7. any advertising materials to be used to recruit participants
  8. any ethical approval required for overseas research
  9. power calculations for any experimental studies
  10. confirmation of passing the Safeguarding course
  11. letters from organisations for permission for doing your research. Guidance can be found here.

Security Sensitive Research

If you have said YES to Question 22, regarding Security Sensitive Research, you'll also need to submit the following:

  1. Stage 3 Research Ethics Application Form

(You should use the Question-Specific Advice for Stage 3 Research Ethics Application Form).

If your research is relating to terrorism, you'll be required to keep it on a secure central server. Please refer to the Code of Practice for Applying for Ethical Approval (Section 6.6 and 6.7) and contact Julie Scott (Research Ethics and Integrity Manager ).

You will also be required to encrypt your research data. Please refer to our How to Encrypt Your Computer Files document.

PURPLE Research Category

If you completed the form and your research falls into the PURPLE category, you are likely to need ethical approval from an external ethics committee. For more information read the Code of Practice - Applying for Ethical Approval (Section 2.5 and Chapter 3).

As a minimum, you will need to submit to the FREP, the following:

  1. Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form (Animals and Habitats)
  2. Confirmation of passing the Introduction to Research and Professional Ethics online course
  3. Letter(s) of approval when received from the external committee(s)

Please note, if ARU is sponsoring the research you may need to submit further documents.