Human participants in research
Research involving human participants is undertaken in many different disciplines and conducted in a wide range of settings.
- ensures all research complies with sector principles and professional standards (Concordat to Support Research Integrity), legislation and regulatory frameworks (UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care) where appropriate
- has an established set of fundamental principles to ensure the protection of human participants that are outlined in the Research Ethics Policy,
- undertakes the ethical review of pure and applied research (except that which falls under the remit of Department of Health approved ethics committees). See Ethical review and committees
- ensures the development, implementation and monitoring of research
ethics policies and review committees as directed by the University
Research Ethics Committee (UREC).
Plymouth University Research Ethics Policy 2013 (includes our Code of Good Practice in Research)
Key legislation for researchers: