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COVID-19 Guidance and Procedures (Research Governance)

This page serves to give guidance on processes and procedures relating to research governance and ethics in the light of the COVID-19 outbreak. This information is likely to be amended as local, national and global restrictions evolve. You are advised to check this page regularly for information that might affect your ethics application and your research.

Important - Before submitting a new ethics application or amending a previously approved study please read the webpages published by the Health, Safety and Well-being team and in particular the section entitled Travel on University business & off-site working’. This section contains key information relating to the restrictions for field work for staff and students. If you are planning research taking place on campus then please read Covid-19 on campus research and close contact research guidance before starting your ethics application.

Any new ethics application or amendment requires you to have considered this information before submission.