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Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Team

Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Team

Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Team

We are the team based in the Directorate of Research and Business Engagement Support Services responsible for developing and monitoring University policy and providing guidance and support to researchers in the area of research governance, integrity and ethics.

Our web pages contain:

  • Details of the University’s expectations of good research conduct and guidance to support researchers in meeting those expectations.
  • Details about the regulations and legislation that govern research conduct and details of the University’s approach to compliance with these.
  • Guidance about research ethics including how to apply for ethics approval.
  • Information about compliance with the Human Tissue Act and how to register your tissue-based study.
  • Information about compliance with the Medicines for Human use (Clinical Trials) Regulations which govern clinical trials of investigational medicinal products.
  • Links to all the policies and standard operating procedures that govern research conduct. 
  • Latest news in the areas of research governance, integrity and ethics
  • Guidance to anyone with concerns about potential research misconduct with details of the University’s procedure for investigating concerns about the conduct of research.
  • Details about upcoming events and training, including lunchtime workshops which focus on the ethical issues of a variety of research topics

We are also responsible for production of the quarterly Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity eNewsletter in which we will update you on any changes in legislation or policy that may affect your research. The Newsletter features different areas of research governance to clarify the University’s processes, guidance and support structure in these areas. Click below to subscribe.

Subscribe to Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity eNewsletter

We are now on Twitter! Follow us @RGEIUoM 

IMPORTANT UPDATE

If you need to apply for ethical review by the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) or by a Division/School template you MUST use the new online system for ethical review (ERM). More information can be found here: 

On-line System for Ethical Review (ERM)

Have a query regarding the new online system (ERM)? Consult our Frequently Asked Questions guide.

Please see below for a list of query specific contacts within the team.

Queries Relating To Contact Name and Telephone Contact Email
Ethics, Animal Research or AWERB Tim Stibbs (52046) timothy.stibbs@manchester.ac.uk
Ethics, IRAS applications or General Research Governance Genevieve Pridham (52674) Genevieve.Pridham@manchester.ac.uk 
UREC Application Submission or Committee Meetings Michelle Earnshaw (52206) Research.Ethics@manchester.ac.uk
Human Tissue Act or Category D Animal Research Diane Escott (57583) diane.escott@manchester.ac.uk 
Clinical Trials or Medical Devices Mohammed Zubair (52725/52167) Mohammed.Zubair@Manchester.ac.uk  
Research Misconduct April Lockyer (58093) April.Lockyer@Manchester.ac.uk    

 

The Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Team
Mrs April Lockyer
Head of Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity    
Dr Timothy Stibbs  
Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Manager (Ethics)  
Mrs Genevieve Pridham
Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Officer (Ethics)
Mrs Michelle Earnshaw
Administrative Assistant (Ethics)
Dr Diane Escott    
Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Officer (Human Tissue)
Dr Mohammed Zubair 
Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Officer (Clinical Trials)
 Miss Victoria Sheard
Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity Assistant (Clinical Trials/Misconduct)

For any queries regarding the Research Governance website, including linked information, please email Genevieve Pridham.