Health and Life Sciences Procedures

All students and staff who wish to undertake research activities need to apply for ethical approval before commencing their research. Please ensure current forms are used.


FREC - Submission Guidelines (Aug 2017)

FREC - Process Flow Chart - Staff and Research Students (Aug 2017)

FREC - Process Flow Chart - Taught Undergrad'/Postgrad' Students (Aug 2017) 

Application forms:

FREC - Ethics Application Form (Aug 2017)

FREC - Ethics Amendments Application Form (Aug 2017)

FREC - PhD Preliminary Ethics Review Form (Aug 2017)

FREC - Taught Student Preliminary Ethics Review Form (Nov 2016)

Reviewer forms:

FREC - Reviewer Form (Nov 2016)

FREC - Taught Student PROFORMA (Nov 2016)

Sample data collection templates:

Sample Consent Form (Oct 2013)

Sample Participant Info Sheet (May 2017)

Example of a focus group

Training Resources 

HLS Ethics Application and Review Process (video)

EXAMPLE: Completed Application Form

IRAS Application Process (video presentation)

FREC Guidance on the HUMAN TISSUE ACT 2004

Submission of completed forms

Full guidelines are included on the FREC application form and can be found below. 

Please ensure procedures are followed or applications may be rejected.

Undergraduate and Taught Masters Students (Aug 2017)

Postgraduate Research Students, Staff or External Applicants (Aug 2017)


Faculty Research Ethics Committee 

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

De Montfort University

Research and Commerical Office

1.25 Edith Murphy House

The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

+44 (0) 116 250 6122 / +44 (0) 116 257 7775

Committee Chairs

Professor Martin Grootveld
Faculty Research Ethics Committee
+44 (0)116 250 6443

Dr Kevin Power
Vice Chair
Faculty Research Ethics Committee
+44 (0)116 207 8129

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