Social Science Research Ethics Committee (SSREC)
The Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee (SSREC) scrutinises the ethical implications of research grant proposals submitted to external funding bodies by University staff with a view to their endorsement. It complies with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Research Ethics Framework. It is a sub-committee of the Ethics Committee.
Secretary to the Committee: If you would like further information about the Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee, please contact Corinna Box, ext 3368.
Terms of office expire on 31st July in the year stated.
|Dr Fiona Gillison||Chair||
|Department Research Ethics Officers: (DREOs) serve until their term as DREO expires:|
|Professor Shasi Nandeibam||Economics|
|Dr Andrea Abbas||Education|
|Dr Felia Allum||Politics, Languages & International Studies|
|Dr Nathalia Gjersoe||Psychology|
|Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein||Social & Policy Sciences|
|Dr James Betts||Health|
|Dr Michael Gill||School of Management|
|Mr Andrew Fraser|
Terms of Reference
Approved by University Ethics Committee, 2 May 2006, Revisions approved 6 February 2007, 14 October 2008, 7 May 2013 and 6 October 2015
- To review ESRC research ethics proposals from University staff and advise on the requirements for ethical approval.
- To give written endorsement of the ethical implications of such proposals that require ethical approval, or provide written information as to why endorsement has not been given.
- To consider resubmissions.
- To refer to the University Ethics Committee cases which cannot be resolved or about which there is uncertainty.
- To receive reports from department research ethics officers on proposals endorsed via EIRA.
- To advise on the most appropriate monitoring mechanisms for projects that have been approved, and to receive monitoring reports at agreed intervals from the principal investigator.
- To advise department research ethics officers on student research proposals which cannot be resolved or about which there is uncertainty.
- To operate procedures when scrutinising proposals with a view to endorsement that are no less rigorous than those suggested or required by relevant professional bodies.
- To advise the University Ethics Committee on training needs for SSREC members.
Appointment of Chair: Nomination to be approved by the Board of Studies of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Co-option: Department Ethics Officers as required from other Social Science areas.
Alternates: None specified.
Quorum: One third of the committee, or three members, whichever is higher
Rules for voting: None specified.
Minutes: Submitted to Ethics Committee.
|Meeting date||Submission of application|
|Wed 17 May 2017||Wed 3 May 2017|
- SSREC Reporting Relationships
- SSREC Process for Full Ethical Review of Research Proposals
- SSREC - Process for Full Ethical Review of Research Proposals by Correspondence
- University Ethics Committee
- Ethics web resources
- University Research Committee