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Arts, Design and Humanities Procedures

All ADH faculty staff and students who wish to undertake research (academic or commercial) must apply for ethical approval before commencing with their research.  Faculty procedures, ethical approval forms and supporting document templates are detailed below.

Data collection may not begin until the correct ethics approval procedures have been completed and written authorisation of the proposed study has been obtained.

Faculty submission procedures

Please ensure that the study-appropriate ADH Ethics Application form is completed in full and accompanied by any required supporting document templates (as indicated in the orange sections of the ethics application form).

Faculty submission guidelines are included in the process flow chart below.

Faculty Submission Process Flow Chart

Undergraduate and taught postgraduate (BA, BSc, MA, MSc) ethics application forms and procedures

Taught Student Ethics Application Form

Taught Ethics Sample Application Form

Postgraduate research students (MPhil, PhD) and academic staff ethics application forms and procedures

Postgraduate and Research Staff Ethics Application Form

Postgraduate and Research Staff Ethics Sample Application Form

Faculty supporting document templates

Participant Information Sheet

Participant Conset Form

Parent Guardian Consent Form

DMU Guidance

DMU Research Ethics and Governance Site

Guidelines for Good Research Practice


Taught Student (BA, BSc, MA, MSc) inboxes

School of Humanities and Performing Arts
School of Art, Design & Architecture
School of Fashion and Textiles

Postgraduate Research Student (MPhil, PhD) and academic staff inbox

Committee Chair

Dr David Heap
Faculty Head of Research Ethics
Chair of ADH Research Ethics Committee

ADH Ethics Blackboard

Access to ADH Ethics information is available to all faculty staff and students through the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities Blackboard community page.

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