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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 University Ethics Committee.

Staff and PhD students funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (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 PREC and REACH respectively.

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

For application forms and guidance, please contact Rebecca Wise.

Committee members

Non-University Members

    • Mr Andrew Fraser, Lay member

Meeting dates

    • Wednesday 19 June 2019 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 5 June 2019)
    • Monday 29 July 2019 (deadline for application submission: Monday 15 July 2019)
    • Wednesday 4 September2019 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 21 August 2019)
    • Wednesday 9 October 2019 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 25 September 2019)
    • Wednesday 6 November 2019 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 23 October 2019)
    • Wednesday 4 December 2019 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 20 November 2019)
    • Wednesday 15 January 2020 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 2 January 2020)
    • Wednesday 19 February 2020 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 5 February 2020)
    • Wednesday 18 March 2020 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 4 March 2020)
    • Wednesday 22 April 2020 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 8 April 2020)
    • Wednesday 20 May 2020 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 6 May 2020)
    • Wednesday 17 June 2020 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 3 June 2020)
    • Wednesday 22 July 2020 (deadline for application submission: Wednesday 8 July 2020)

    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.