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Social Science Research Ethics Committee (SSREC)

We scrutinise the ethical implications of research grant proposals submitted to external funding bodies by University staff with a view to their endorsement.

This committee complies with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Research Ethics Framework.

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

Staff and PhD students funded by the ESRC should seek ethical approval through SSREC rather than their own departmental committee. However staff and PhD students from the Department of Psychology and Department for Health should seek ethical approval through Psychology Research Ethics Committee (PREC) and Research Ethics Approval Committee for Health (REACH) respectively.

View the terms of reference for responsibilities of this committee.

Committee members

Non-University Members

    • Mr Chris Garcia, Lay member

Meeting dates 2020/21

    • Wednesday 2 September (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 19 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 13 January (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 30 December 2020)
    • Wednesday 10 February (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 27 January 2021)
    • Wednesday 17 March (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 3 March 2021)
    • Wednesday 21 April (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 7 April 2021)
    • Wednesday 19 May (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 5 May 2021)
    • Wednesday 16 June (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 2 June 2021)
    • Wednesday 21 July (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 7 July 2021)

    Application forms and guidance can be found on the SSREC wiki.

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    Please note that the summaries and minutes of meetings of Council published above exclude information which the University has declared will not be routinely published under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Further information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (including the reasons why such information is exempt from publication). If you have any queries about business conducted by Council and cannot find reference to it in the summaries/minutes published here, please contact Rebecca Wise.