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Coventry University's Research Ethics Statement
Coventry University requires all research to be submitted for ethical review and clearance as a matter of priority. All staff and students are required to obtain ethical approval before undertaking any research. Approval may also be required for other, non-research, activities involving human participants. Staff are responsible for following the internal process and supervisors of students are responsible for ensuring that their students do the same.
The Research Committee is responsible for ensuring that any research activity undertaken by staff or students meets the highest ethical standards and is in line with its policy on governance. It is essential that all staff and research students follow the internal procedures or the IRAS procedure which supports applications to external NHS Research Ethics Committees.
These principles and standards apply to all research irrespective of whether it is unfunded, internally funded or externally funded through Research Councils, other public monies, or any other sources.
Ethical approval is required before undertaking any:
The University may require ethical approval for:
This is especially true if the activity requires or could involve:
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