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Research Ethics Committee

Research Ethics at UCL

All research proposals involving living human participants and the collection and/or study of data derived from living human participants undertaken by UCL staff or students on the UCL premises and/or by UCL staff or students elsewhere requires ethical approval to ensure that the research conforms with general ethical principles and standards.

It is the responsibility of the Head of Department as outlined in 'Part 8: Management and Organisational Framework' of the Academic Manual: Duties and Responsibilities of Heads Of Department to ensure that staff and students of the Department are apprised of UCL's arrangements for research governance and the associated procedures, the main components of which include UCL's research ethics framework [UCL login required - this document is currently under review] and the UCL REC: constitution, terms of reference and guidelines.