Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Who Form 5495 Ethics

Instructions and Help about Who Form 5495 Ethics

Hi everyone I just thought I would explain a little bit more about what happens with your proposals and your requests for ethical approval for your projects because it's a little bit more complicated than you might have imagined and so I thought it would be helpful for you to know so you know that you are completing a proposal which is also doubling as your first request for ethical approval for your project because all research needs ethical approval including yours but the process is slightly different depending on what kind of project you're doing so if you are doing research without any human participants or what people often call a desk based study then you fill in the short version of the request of ethical approval and you add to that a two-page discussion of your design and methodology so that we get a bit more detail and also so that everyone is submitting roughly the same amount of work for their proposal so once we get the proposals in will allocate you a supervisor and they will give you some feedback on your request for ethical approval now if you have a project without human participants then your supervisor can approve that request but more than likely they'll ask you to make some amendments and send it back to them before they do give it their final approval because most people so hardly no one gets the ethical approval right first time so you'll probably get some feedback be asked to make some amendments and then submit it again to your supervisor director than this time he made it to them not through Turnitin and that will hopefully mean then that you get ethical approval for your project if you have human participants then the procedures are slightly different you'll submit your proposal stroke request for ethical approval in the same way to begin with your supervisor will they review your request for ethical approval they may ask you a also to make some amendments and send it back to them and once they're satisfied with it then they have to pass it on to someone else for a next level of scrutiny so if you have a project which involves human participants but they are not considered vulnerable so that means they are not children or they are not people with certain kinds of impairments then your request of an ethic of approval has to go to someone called a departmental ethics lead or Dell so the supervisor will scrutinize your application once they're satisfied with it they'll send it on to Adel and the Dell will make a decision about whether to approve it or not and you can then expect some feedback via the Dell either that your project has been approved and you are free to go ahead or that you need to make some further amendments and resubmit so that's if you have human participants who are not considered vulnerable you need approval from a departmental ethics lead and if you have the third kind of project that is a project involving human participants who are considered vulnerable so that is children that's under 18 or people with certain kinds of impairment like learning difficulties for instance then there is a third level of scrutiny so again your supervisor will first review your application and they may send it back to you for amendments and then once they're satisfied with it they will send it on to a departmental ethics lead and once the departmental ethics lead is satisfied with it they then have to send it on to the faculty research ethics subcommittee who will then scrutinize your application at one of their meetings so it's a three-stage process if you have Valle nura ball participants and you will then get feedback from the committee about whether your application has been successful or not and if so whether you need to make any amendments and once you get approval from the committee then you are free to go ahead so the committee meets its basic at the beginning and the end of May so if you are intending to do a project that involves children or vulnerable adults then those are the deadlines you need to meet you need to the first meeting is on the 2nd of May and there's another one towards the end of May I think the 22nd of May so those are the deadlines that you're looking to meet if you need to go to the committee so it's supervisor approval for projects without human participants Dell approval for projects with participants who are not considered vulnerable and committee approval for projects with participants who might be or would be considered vulnerable all of this this procedure is explained on this flowchart which I will add to Moodle so that you can look at that at your leisure so I advise you to familiarize yourselves with that if you have any questions then do please let me know