University of Bath

Ethics Committee

The committee advises on the development, implementation and review of institutional procedures relating to ethical issues arising from teaching and research.

The committee is responsible for advising Senate on the development, implementation and review of institutional procedures and guidelines relating to ethical issues arising from teaching, research and other related institutional activities. The role of the committee is to be proactive in relation to emerging issues of institutional, national or international significance but will be reactive in relation to providing guidance for individual members of staff or Department/Schools.

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

Committee members

    Terms of office expire on 31 July in the year stated.

    Name Position Term of Office
    Mr M Humphriss Chair since April 2018, University Secretary ex-officio
    Mrs R Foreman Lay member of Council 2021
    Ms J Zhou SU Postgraduate Officer 2019

    Chair of sub-committees and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Members:-

    Name Position Term of Office
    Dr J Betts REACH (Research Ethics Approval Committe for Health) ex-officio
    Professor R Forrester-Jones SSREC (Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee) ex-officio
    Dr J Sui PREC (Psychology Research Ethics Committee) ex-officio

    Faculty/School Appointed Members:

    Name Position Term of Office
    Dr K Paine Engineering and Design 2019
    Professor A Joinson Management 2020
    Dr J Scott Science 2021

    In attendance:

    • Dr C Pink, Senior Data Librarian
    • Chair of the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body attends as appropriate

Meetings

    2018/19

    • 9 October 2018
    • 5 February 2019
    • 14 May 2019

    2017/18

    • 15 May 2018
    • 6 February 2018
    • 10 October 2017

    The minutes and summaries of meetings of the committee are not published here because they contain information which the University has declared wil not be routinely published under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Further information about the Act (including the reason why such information is exempt from publication). If you have any queries about the business conducted by the committee, please contact Clare Henderson.