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Research ethics and integrity

York St John University is committed to maintaining the highest ethical and integrity standards in research carried out by its staff and students.

Process for research ethics approval

After first discussing your research with your supervisor or line manager, applications should be submitted to your School Research Ethics Committee (SREC) using the contacts below. They will consider the application and will either:

  • Approve it
  • Request more information
  • Escalate it to the University Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-committee (UREISC) if considered to be high risk. 

You will need to complete the application form and have approval before your research starts:

Ethical approval application form (DOCx, 74.1 kB)

School Research Ethics Committee contacts

SchoolChairEmailStart dateExpiry date
Arts Professor Lee Higgins l.higgins@yorksj.ac.uk  1 January 2020 31 December 2022
Humanities Dr Olalekan Adekola o.adekola@yorksj.ac.uk  1 January 2020 31 December 2022
Education, Language and Psychology Dr Scott Cole s.cole1@yorksj.ac.uk    1 January 2020 31 December 2022
York Business School Dr Steven Cock s.cock@yorksj.ac.uk  1 January 2020 31 December 2022
Science, Technology and Health Dr Daniel Madigan d.madigan@yorksj.ac.uk  1 January 2020 31 December 2022

 

University Research Ethics & Integrity Sub-committee

The role of the School Research Ethics Committees (SREC) and the University Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-committee (UREISC) is to support the University's research activities by implementing our research ethics policies. The committees consider all proposals for research from an ethical standpoint for all staff and research students. 

The policies each committee uses are underpinned by The Concordat to Support Research Integrity to which we are a signatory. These are also informed by the UK Research Integrity Office's (UKRIO) Code of Practice for Research

In line with the Concordat we will publish an annual report of the work we are doing and the applications made to our ethics committees. 

The 2019/20 report will appear here shortly. 

 


 

All queries relating to research integrity should be directed to:

Elizabeth Goodwin Andersson, Head of Research
e.goodwinandersson@yorksj.ac.uk   

Anyone wishing to raise a concern under our Whistleblowing policy should contact:

Dr Amanda Wilcox, University Secretary
us@yorksj.ac.uk 

Misconduct in Research

York St John University is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in research carried out by its staff and students. The University treats all allegations of misconduct seriously and is committed to ensuring that allegations are investigated with thoroughness and rigour in accordance with the Research Misconduct Policy and Procedures (DOCX, 60.7kB)

Please see the York St John Whistleblowing Policy for further details of how to escalate your concerns. 

Resources and additional information

All our policies are currently under review and will be replaced throughout 2020/21. 

If you are in doubt about any of the policies above please contact the Research Office at ResearchOffice@yorksj.ac.uk.

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