Research Ethics Toolkit

Research Ethics Toolkit

Each project is unique, with its own aims and nuances. Thus, each form (e.g. consent, information, or debriefing) needs to be tailored to the specification of the project and its intended participants. To aid you in developing a robust and ethically-considerate project, the University has collected some useful guidance and things to think about, which are found in this Toolkit. 
Although each project is one of a kind, there is one bit of guidance to remember for all projects:   Every form used with the public should be written in plain language, free from jargon. It is important to ensure that the appropriate language or images are used, according to the specific targeted social and/or age group of the participants. The Plain English Campaign has some useful advice on this topic.

Quick Guide Research Ethics Checklist (PDF 54KB)

Participants and Consent

Risk and Safety

Confidentiality and Data

Guidance and Good Practice

Animals and Research

Guidance for REC’s