Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Ethical Approval – where to start! October 2014 – February 2015 Lois Neal FMS Research & Innovation Office.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Ethical Approval – where to start! October 2014 – February 2015 Lois Neal FMS Research & Innovation Office."— Presentation transcript:

1 Ethical Approval – where to start! October 2014 – February 2015 Lois Neal FMS Research & Innovation Office

2 Do I need ethical approval to do this? ?

3 You already have: … a clearly defined research question and a route to getting an answer You know what you’re actually going to do (a)an activity that will yield data (b)analyses that fit the data Altogether you have a project outline (or proposal)

4 Need anything else? The answer to… Will my proposed project actually work? You’ll get stopped in your tracks without an answer!

5 Will my proposed project actually work? Of course it will! Hopefully, it will It’ll be trial and error, I guess I’ve no idea, really! I’ll get it “peer reviewed” I’ll ask those with expertise and experience

6 Who does this “peer review”? Your peers! Project supervisor Programme Director Principal Investigator Head /staff of academic unit Experts from other HEIs

7 Now……….ethics! Give your proposal a preliminary ethical review (a preliminary assessment of the risks involved) Who is responsible? Who carries out this review? Who needs to know about it? Who is in a position to check it? Who keeps the record of it? You are in charge here!

8 ocedures/routes_for_approval.htm

9 Stage 1 – the “yes” or “no” stage

10 Gate questions…………………… Answer “yes” or “no”

11 Stage 1 Form

12 If “no”, skip to the next gate question…… If “yes”, stay and answer the sub-questions…… If these are ALL “no” nothing has been triggered Go on to the next gate question…… If ALL the gate questions are answered “no”….. Or if ALL the sub-questions are answered “no”….. You do not need any further ethical review You have ethical approval to proceed

13 Examples Further analysis of existing anonymous data Review of experiments carried out and reported by others Student feedback of teaching Market research Internal review of a process to improve it Randomised public opinion poll

14 If “no”, skip to the next gate question…… If “yes”, stay and answer the sub-questions…… If one or more is “yes”, then a risk has been triggered Watch out for the “gate keeper” question…..

15 When is there a “gate keeper”? When you need to gain access Pupils in a class Employees in a company Students at University Members of a charity Owners of Council allotments Users of a service / shop

16 If “no”, skip to the next gate question…… If “yes”, stay and answer the sub-questions…… If one or more is “yes”, then a risk has been triggered You need further ethical review and approval

17 Examples A survey of children or vulnerable adults One-to-one interviews about sensitive topics Reaction-time tests of people with Alzheimer's Disease Collecting diet or exercise diaries and determining BMIs Measuring TV watching in adolescents Targeted questionnaires delivered over the web

18 Further ethical review and approval Where from? The appropriate “recognised authority” What are these “recognised authorities”? How do I ask for ethical review and approval?

19 What the Stage 1 Form Indicates

20 NU - Animal Welfare Ethics Review Board Which Authority? NHS Research Ethics Committees (RECs) Social Care Research Ethics Committees (SCRECs)

21 NU - Animal Welfare Ethical Review Board Contact the CBC/Faculty Office

22 National Research Ethics Service (NRES) Social Care Research Ethics Committee (SCREC) Applications completed and submission via the IRAS portal https://www.myresearchproject.org.uk NHS Research Ethics Committees (RECs) Social Care Research Ethics Committees (SCRECs)

23

24

25

26

27 ocedures/routes_for_approval.htm

28 The University via the Faculty’s Research Ethical Review Committee Submission of application via

29 Stage 2 Form

30

31 Notes for NHS REC Approval Best advice: Use the Web! and talk to someone with experience of the process

32 Newcastle focussed information

33 Our NJRO

34

35 “R&D Approval”

36

37 “R&D Approval” Check-list

38 National information (from NIHR)

39

40 Getting Ethical Review and Approval Submit documentation….. -NRES – the Committee will meet and consider, if invited please attend! -AWERB/Home Office – the Newcastle Committee will meet and consider -FMS Ethics – selected Reviewers comment (Committee does not usually meet) Almost always there will be issues or comments to address and respond to!

41 Once ALL issues are resolved: Letter to confirm ethical opinion, if favourable, then you have ethical approval Letter is for a specific project and period Subsequent changes/issues amendments MUST be notified adverse incidents MUST be reported And finally……..

42 For further guidance ask: Lois Neal, FMS Research & Innovation Office University applications forms send to:

43

44 Stage 2 – Full Ethical Review

45

46 Stage 2 Form

47 Putting an application together…… Hints and tips……… Perfect preparation prevents poor performance Give yourself enough time

48 More Hints and Tips Full explanations Easy to read Good standard of English Correct spellings Jargon free Reviewers are new to your proposal…… be kind to them lead them through what you want to do

49 What do I include? Aim of my study Summary of what I’m going to do Who I want to participate Number of participants I need How I’m going to invite them to participate How I’ve minimised the risks

50 What do I include? How I’m going to ensure informed consent Information sheet(s) How I’m going to ensure confidentiality How I’m going to ensure anonymity Consent form

51 When is opting out acceptable? I’m going for the easy option……….. Everyone’s included unless they say “No, thank you” Never ever for Newcastle research proposals

52 Giving information Would a picture help?

53 Does it look like a “clinical” procedure?

54 Is it on-line or face-to-face? Is it to be a focus group discussion?

55 How’s it be measured? A sample of what? How?

56 What do I include? How I’m going to store the data How I’m going to say “thank you” Debriefing sheet(s) How I’m going to sign post onward support Support contact details

57 Stage 2 Form

58 Information Consent Thank you Risk mitigation – 1 of 2

59 Risk mitigation – 2 of 2

60 Participant facing documents Check-list: Newcastle University logo/headed note-paper Name/logo of research funder Name & contact details of researcher Name & contact details of PI/Supervisor whether on paper or electronic

61 What else do I include? Questionnaires plus confirmation of viability or publication Pictures of equipment Advertisements Web- interface

62 One More Hint/Tip Allow enough time to put the application together to get it checked by supervisor to get it “sense checked” BEFORE it is submitted!! Be aware, once submitted – the review process will be iterative

63 Once ALL issues are resolved: Letter to confirm ethical opinion, if favourable, then you have ethical approval Letter is for a specific project and period Subsequent changes/issues amendments MUST be notified adverse incidents MUST be reported And finally……..

64 Help and advice? The web Project supervisor Research team Fellow students Faculty Research & Innovation Office (3 rd floor Leech) Joint Research Office (Governance Manager for clinical research) (Leazes Wing RVI by CRF)

65 For further guidance ask: Lois Neal, FMS Research & Innovation Office University applications forms send to:


Download ppt "Ethical Approval – where to start! October 2014 – February 2015 Lois Neal FMS Research & Innovation Office."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google