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HEMS Research Ethics

General information about the ethical approval system

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 Committee (REC), 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.

Guidance documents and forms

All those wishing to conduct research (undergraduate, masters, doctorate and staff) must complete the Stage 1 Research Ethics Application Form and then follow the procedure according to the category (GREEN, YELLOW, RED, PURPLE) your research falls under. Guidance documents, application forms and templates can be found on the Research and Innovation Development Office webpages.

Where to submit completed forms?

Ethical review of research proposals for staff and students within the Health, Education, Medicine, and Social Care is conducted by the faculty (FREP) or the School Research Ethics Panel (SREP, formally 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 School Research Ethics Panel: Education & Social Care SREP-FHEMS-ESC@anglia.ac.uk SREP submission deadlines
Green School Research Ethics Panel: Allied Health, Nursing & Midwifery, and Medicine SREP-FHEMS-AHNMM@anglia.ac.uk SREP submission deadlines
Yellow School Research Ethics Panel: Education & Social Care SREP-FHEMS-ESC@anglia.ac.uk SREP submission deadlines
Yellow School Research Ethics Panel: Allied Health, Nursing & Midwifery, and Medicine SREP-FHEMS-AHNMM@anglia.ac.uk SREP submission deadlines
Red FREP FREP-FHEMS@anglia.ac.uk FREP submission deadlines and meeting dates
Purple FREP FREP-FHEMS@anglia.ac.uk FREP submission deadlines and meeting dates

 

Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care Research Ethics Panel (FREP)

Chair Dr Sarah Burch
Vice-Chair Professor Selim Cellek
Allied Health Dr Leica Claydon
Allied Health Dr Enrico Dippenaar
Allied Health Dr Shannon Doherty
Education and Social Work Professor Jeffrey Grierson
Education and Social Work Dr Phil Kirkman
Education and Social Work Dr Grace Spencer
Nursing & Midwifery, Cambridge Professor Sarah Redsell
Nursing & Midwifery, Chelmsford Dr Susan Walker
Co-opted member - Veterans and Families Institute Dr Nick Caddick
Co-opted member - Veterans and Families Institute Dr Lauren Godier-McBard
Academic representative from another FREP (Science & Engineering) Professor Peter Bright
Executive Secretary (not a member) Claire Mitchell

 

Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care School Research Ethics Panels (SREPs)

  SREP Panel
  School of Education & Social Care School of Allied Health, Nursing & Midwifery and Medicine
Chair Professor Jeffrey Grierson Dr Leica Claydon
Vice-Chairs Dr Niamh O'Brien and Dr Ceri Wilson Dr Enrico Dippenaar
Administrators Peggy King Pamela Maxwell

 

Research ethics compulsory training

  • Undergraduate and Masters students and their supervisors All Undergraduate and Masters students at Anglia Ruskin and our Franchise Associate Colleges must complete the VLE-based Introduction to Research and Professional Ethics course. Supervisors of Undergraduate and Masters students at Anglia Ruskin are also required to complete the course. Please note that this does not apply to supervisors at our Associate Colleges. The confirmation that you have successfully completed the course (a PDF or screenshot) needs to be submitted with your ethics application.
  • Academic staff and postgraduate research students All staff need to complete research ethics training provided by RIDO: either a face-to-face session, or online through Epigeum. A list of university research and ethics training dates are available on the RIDO website. To book any of these please email research.training@anglia.ac.uk from your Anglia Ruskin student email account. Postgraduate Research Students should check Progress Platform for information or to book training sessions.The confirmation that you have successfully completed the training (a PDF or screenshot) needs to be included with your ethics application.

Exemplar documents

National Health Service (NHS) / Health Research Authority (HRA)

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). However, all research undertaken in the NHS will require HRA/R&D approval. Please note that all research being submitted for ethical review by an NHS/NRES REC usually needs to be sponsored by Anglia Ruskin University.Dr Sarah Burch, Director of Research & Research Students, is the faculty sponsor. Please contact her for more information if you require sponsorship. Sometimes there are activities that the HRA may class as service evaluation or audit, whereas ARU may consider them research. So do check which level of approval you need.

To apply for approval from the Social Care Research Ethics Committee, please see the Social Care Research Ethics Committee website.

Feedback

If you have any comments about the HEMS research ethics web pages, please send details in an email to frep-fhems@anglia.ac.uk