School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Ethical Review

Research by staff and students may require ethical approval before the project can begin.

If you are unsure whether your project requires ethical review you can consult the following self-assessed checklist.

If your project needs ethical review you should initiate the process as soon as possible.

If you have any queries about ethical review, the School Research Ethics Officer (SREO) is Prof Peter Cheng (for MPS and E&I) The University's Research Governance Officer is RGO Antony Walsh (

Other Research Governance matters

For more detailed information on Research Governance including the application form, guidelines and procedures, please visit the Research Governance web pages.

Additional University policies relating to Research Governance are to be found on the Research Policies page. All researchers should read the University Code of Practice for Research.

Procedure for the Investigation of Allegations of Misconduct in Research

Further resources relating to ethics in research are available at the Doctoral School's DR2 E-learning for Researchers.