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Course Delegated Ethical Approval

BSREC delegates to undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses:

1. The ethical review and approval of undergraduate and taught postgraduate student (but not masters by research, doctoral student, or staff) research projects that:

  • are limited to interviews, focus groups, and questionnaire completion, or the evaluation of software and e-Learning materials
  • are with participants who are not vulnerable and not dependent (e.g. not receiving health or social care, primary or secondary education, or criminal justice services)
  • do not investigate sensitive or intrusive matters (e.g. health status, criminal activity, or sexual history);

2. The ethical review and approval of undergraduate and taught postgraduate student (but not masters by research, doctoral student, or staff) clinical audit projects;

3. The ethical review and approval of undergraduate and taught postgraduate student (but not masters by research, doctoral student, or staff) health/social care service evaluation and development projects.

Some individual Departments, Schools, and Groups have in place their own arrangements for the ethical review of the above projects.

Students should refer to their course directors or their individual supervisors for guidance on seeking ethical approval of projects meeting the above criteria.

Please note this is a process that must be approved by BSREC and the Research Governance & Ethics Committee before it can be implemented in Departments. Please contact the BSREC Secretary BSREC at warwick dot ac dot uk if you would like to discuss setting up a Course Delegated system in your Department.