Ethical Review Decision Making Tool
The table below provides guidance to researchers on the specific ethics committees particular studies should be submitted to.
|The generation of empirical data involving human participants who are not NHS patients||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|NHS Patients and/or their identifiable data||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Research limited to the use of anonymous NHS patient data
|NHS staff by virtue of their professional role||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Research limited to use of or access to a care organisation's/NHS premises or facilities||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Audit and Evaluation projects involving NHS Patients and or their data, NHS Staff, premises or Facilities||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Use of Non-Human IN VIVO procedures and / or CBS facilities||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Ministry of Defence personnel||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Adults Lacking Capacity||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Relevant REC to apply to||BSREC||HSSREC||AWERB||NHS REC via IRAS||SCREC||MOD REC|
All studies taking place in the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science (excluding Psychology) that involve human participants, their tissue and/or their data (including those being conducted by staff and students/supervisors) that do not require NHS Research Ethics Committee approval are required to obtain Biomedical and Scientific Research Ethics Committee (BSREC) approval before the research can be undertaken. Research undertaken in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Science and the Department of Psychology should submit their ethics approval to Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee (HSSREC).