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Psychology Ethics Committee

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

This committee broadly follows the British Psychological Society Ethical Guidelines and the Data Protection Act in their consideration of applications for ethical approval. The committee may occasionally raise additional issues for researchers to consider, in the interests of good practice, especially when conducting research with vulnerable groups.

University staff can access related resources for this committee.

The committee is a sub-committee of the Academic Ethics and Integrity Committee.

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

Committee members

Meeting dates 2020/21

    The committee convenes every month to consider applications for ethical review. Applications must be submitted to the Secretary, psychology-ethics@bath.ac.uk

    • Wednesday 9 September (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 26 August 2020)
    • Wednesday 7 October (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 23 September 2020)
    • Wednesday 4 November (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 21 October 2020)
    • Wednesday 2 December (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 18 November 2020)
    • Wednesday 3 February (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 20 January 2021)
    • Wednesday 3 March (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 17 February 2021)
    • Tuesday 13 April (deadline for application submission: Tuesday 30 March 2021)
    • Wednesday 5 May (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 21 April 2021)
    • Wednesday 2 June (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 19 May 2021)
    • Wednesday 7 July (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 23 June 2021)

    Committee guidance

    Application forms can be found on the Psychology Research Ethics Committee (PREC) wiki.

    To download these files, you must be connected to the University of Bath network or log in with your University username and password.