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Research Ethics

Name: Research Ethics

Place in structure: The University |> Office of the Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer |> Compliance and Risk Office |> Governance Office |> Research Ethics

Address: Room 2.004
The Attic
John Owens Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Rd
M13 9PL

Building 48 on campus map (opens in a new window)

Phone: 0161 275 2046/2206


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General information

The Research Ethics Office is responsible for:
  • Supporting the procedures for the ethical review of research;
  • Maintaining records of all research projects involving ethical review;
  • Providing advice on all matters concerning research ethics.

Office functions

  • To arrange meetings of the Senate Research Ethics Committee, to prepare valid and completed applications and to advise applicants of the ethical opinions reached by the Committee.
  • To maintain records of ethical opinions given by any recognized Research Ethics Committee on any research project for which a member of the University is responsible
  • To liaise with the University Procurement Office concerning insurance arrangements for relevant research projects.
  • To provide advice and guidance on the preparation of applications for ethical review, and on good ethical practice in research.
  • To play a lead role in developing research ethics policy and procedures, and encouraging good ethical practices and processes.
  • To conduct training and awareness sessions across the University in research ethics.
The office also provides support for the University's Risk and Health and Safety Committees, and the Research and Emergency Management Group.