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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 Academic Ethics and Integrity Committee.

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

Committee members

Non-university members

    • Mr Peter Hawkes, Lay Member

Meeting dates 2020/21

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

    • Wednesday 9 September (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 26 August 2020)
    • Wednesday 14 October (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 30 September 2020)
    • Wednesday 28 October (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 14 October 2020)
    • Wednesday 11 November (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 28 October 2020)
    • Wednesday 25 November (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 11 November 2020)
    • Wednesday 9 December (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 25 November 2020)
    • Wednesday 6 January (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 23 December 2020)
    • Wednesday 3 February (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 20 January 2021)
    • Wednesday 3 March (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 17 February 2021)
    • Wednesday 7 April (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 24 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)

    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.

    Committee guidance

    All application forms and guidance can be found on the REACH wiki.

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