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Faculty Research Ethics Committee Lay member Vacancy  - Call for Expressions of Interest

Person specification:

The lay person should be a beneficiary of research, someone upstanding in the local government or authority, could be a Lawyer, Chamber of Commerce member or Round table member.

Job description:

Overall purpose of the role

To provide knowledge from a non-academic viewpoint at the quarterly meetings. The role is to bring a more ‘grass roots’ perspective to the work of the Board; to think as a member of the public; and to play a part in the oversight and scrutiny of decisions and policies made by the Board.

For further details about the role, please contact BALResearchEthics@dmu.ac.uk

Please submit expressions of interest by 15 January 2020 to BALResearchEthics@dmu.ac.uk


All students and staff who wish to undertake research activities will need to apply for ethical approval before commencing their research. The appropriate ethical approval form must be used.

Full guidelines are included in the faculty ethics guidelines below.

Please ensure procedures are followed or applications may be rejected. Please allow a minimum of 25 working days for staff and PGR applications to be processed.

What reviewers (should) look for when examining ethics applications - and what you (as applicants) then need to consider when completing your ethics application.

1. Forms - undergraduate/postgraduate taught, postgraduate researchers (PhD /MPhil students) and staff

Please ensure you read (and follow) submission guidance in section 5 before you submit your application.

Undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate taught (PGT) students

Stage 1:

All UG and PGT students must first complete a Preliminary Ethics (Triage) application form. This form will assess whether the applicant will need to go on to complete a full BAL ethics application form. The supervisor/module leader will authorise the form. Completed forms will need to be submitted to the relevant repository for the module on Blackboard.

Stage 2:

You only need to complete a full application if advised to do so.

Please see the guide below for help when completing UG and PGT Ethics form.

Guide to completing the UG and PGT Ethics Application Form

Presentation for UG and PGT students

Specimens of narratives for Section 2 of the application form (Aug 2019)

Podcast for UG and PGT students:

 

Postgraduate research students (PGRs) (PhD/MPhil)

Stage 1:

All PGRs must first complete a Preliminary Ethics (Triage) application form. This form will assess whether the applicant will need to go on to complete a full BAL Ethics Application form. Preliminary Ethics (Triage) application form to be submitted to BAL Research and Innovation Office:  BALResearchEthics@dmu.ac.uk

Stage 2:

You will only need to complete a full BAL ethics application if advised to so following completion of the Preliminary Ethics (Triage) application form.

Staff

All staff must complete the PGR/Staff form if they are conducting primary research. Forms to be submitted to the BAL Research and Innovation Office:  BALResearchEthics@dmu.ac.uk

2. Amendments

If you have completed a full ethics application and received ethical approval but wish to amend your study, this will need approval. Please complete an amendments form. 

Forms to be submitted to BAL Research and Innovation Office: BALResearchEthics@dmu.ac.uk

3. Sample Data Collection Templates

4. Codes of Research Ethics

List of online ethical resources for BAL researchers 

5. Submission Guidance

Full guidelines are included in the Faculty Ethics Guidelines below.  

Please ensure procedures are followed or applications may be rejected. Please allow a minimum of 25 working days for staff and PGR applications to be processed.

Student forms must be signed by the Researcher and Supervisor/ Module Leader. Staff forms must be signed by the Researcher and Line Manager/ Head of Department. All forms should be submitted electronically from a DMU email address. Electronic signatures will be accepted that are either typed/printed or a digital signature inserted as an image. Pdf /scanned in forms will not be accepted.

The application should be accompanied by the relevant documentation that will allow the Reviewer(s) to understand the nature of the project and the possible ethical issues. Please ensure copies of the research questions, consent form and participant information sheet and risk assessment (where appropriate) are included. Please also submit a research proposal to give an overview of your study. Please refer to the BAL Ethics Guidelines (page 6) for further details. Ethics applications and supporting documents should be sent in a zip file together, as one application. Individual files will not be accepted.

Application forms from undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) students should be uploaded to the relevant area (for that module) on Blackboard.

Postgraduate researcher and staff ethics applications should be completed electronically, signed and sent to BAL Research and Innovation Office: BALResearchEthics@dmu.ac.uk

Faculty Head of Research Ethics

Professor Dave Walsh 
E:  dave.walsh@dmu.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)116 207  8047

 
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