University of Bath

Research Ethics Approval Committee for Health (REACH)

The committee considers research protocols from staff and students in the Department for Health to assess the suitability in terms of research ethics.

The Department for Health requires all members of staff and students who are planning research or consultancy projects to consider the ethical implications of the work which they undertake. This is important in all research and consultancy projects but is essential in those projects which involve human participants.

The committee is a sub-committee of the University Ethics Committee.

Full responsibilities of the committee are detailed in the terms of reference.

Committee members

Non-university members

    • Mr P Hawkes

Meeting dates 2017/18

    The committee convenes every month to consider applications for ethical review. Applications must be submitted to the Secretary.

    • Wednesday 13 September (deadline for application submission: Friday 1 September)
    • Wednesday 11 October (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 27 September)
    • Wednesday 8 November (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 25 October)
    • Wednesday 13 December (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 29 November)
    • Wednesday 10 January (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 18 December)
    • Wednesday 31 January (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 17 January)
    • Wednesday 7 March (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 21 February)
    • Wednesday 11 April (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 28 March)
    • Wednesday 9 May (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 25 April)
    • Wednesday 13 June (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 23 May)
    • Wednesday 11 July (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 27 June)

    Applications received after the submission deadline will be considered at the meeting the following month.

    Committee comments and decisions are circulated to applicants within one week of a meeting.