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.

Ethics Support and Advice

Lauren Shukru is the Research Ethics, Integrity and Governance Administrator who looks after the ethics application process for MPS (and other Schools).  Lauren is happy to help staff and PGR students with the ethics process; including advice on when/how to obtain ethics approval and the process for submitting an application.  If you would like to contact Lauren please drop her an e-mail at: or 

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.