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.

University staff can access related resources for this committee.

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 2018/19

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

    • Wednesday 12 September (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 29 August)
    • Wednesday 10 October (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 26 September)
    • Wednesday 14 November (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 31 October)
    • Wednesday 12 December (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 28 November)
    • Wednesday 10 January (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 18 December)
    • Wednesday 06 February (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 23 January)
    • Wednesday 13 March (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 27 February)
    • Wednesday 10 April (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 27 March)
    • Wednesday 8 May (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 24 April)
    • Wednesday 12 June (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 29 May)
    • Wednesday 10 July (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 26 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.