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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 (July  2019)

Guide for Taught Students

Taught Student Flow Chart

Staff and Research Student Flow Chart

Training Resources:

HLS Ethics Application and Review Process (video)

IRAS Application Process (video)

Preliminary Ethics Review Form:

Taught Student Preliminary Ethics Review Form

PHD Preliminary Ethics Review Form

Application forms:

A. NAME FREC Ethics Application Form

B. NAME Research Proposal

C. NAME Consent Form

D. NAME Participant Information Sheet


Reviewer forms: Please submit two individual forms per taught student application

NAME FREC Reviewer Form

Amendment Application Forms:

FREC - Ethical Amendments Application Form

FREC - Amendement Reviewer Form

Data Collection Templates:

Example of a Focus Group PIS


Faculty Research Ethics Committee 

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

De Montfort University

Research and Innovation Office

3.35 Edith Murphy House

The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

+44 (0) 116 207 8228 / +44 (0) 116 257 7864

Committee Chair

Dr Douglas Gray
Chair of HLS Faculty Research Ethics Committee
+44 (0)116 257 7658

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