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1 Dr Birgit Whitman, Research Governance Manager Ethical policies

2 the rights, dignity, health, safety and privacy of people. the welfare of animals and the integrity of the environment. the health, safety, rights and academic freedom of researchers. the reputation of the University as a centre for properly conducted, high quality research. Ethics of Research Policy and Procedure Why bother?

3 University of Bristol Ethics Structure University Council University Senate University Ethics of Research Committee ArtsEngineeringMed Vet Med DentScience Social Science & Law

4 The Faculty Ethics Committee Provides guidelines for the ethical conduct of research. Ensures that staff and students are trained in the ethical conduct of research. Has developed a procedures for handling ethics issues of all research in the faculty, through faculty or departmental ethics committees or, where appropriate, through NHS. Report annually to the University Ethics of Research Committee via the Faculty Ethics Officer.

5 Legislation and guidance Adherence to discipline-specific codes EU Clinical trial directive Research Governance Framework Data protection Act Home Office regulations for research involving animals Human Tissue Act Mental Capacity Act Awareness of the Universitys policy on research misconduct

6 Ethical issues Voluntary participation Incentives Information and consent Benefit Harm Confidentiality Security of data and destruction Conflict of interest Training

7 Ethics of Research Committee The Ethics of Research Committee is a Joint Committee of Senate and Council. Foster a University-wide awareness of ethics issues. The Committee aims to assist faculties with ethical issues in research.

8 Ethics of Research Committee put in place procedures to encourage the ethical conduct of research. monitor and review faculty procedures. give guidance on ethical issues referred from faculties. hear appeals on decisions made by faculties. report annually to Senate and Council. overarching committee for all University ethics committees.

9 Contact Details Birgit Whitman - Research Governance Manager Rachel Ginham – Research and Human Tissue Specialist Anna Brooke – Research Governance Officer

10 Faculty Ethics Officers Faculty of Arts:Alexander Bird Faculty of EngineeringMike Fraser Faculty of Med VetEugene Lloyd Faculty of Med Dent David Jessop Faculty of ScienceIan Penton-Voak Faculty of Social Science and Law:Tim Bond


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