Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates
Ethics applications can be submitted for (A) full committee review or for review by the (B) Chair of the Committee based on the criteria of minimal risk e.g. it is a research study not involving vulnerable groups, intrusive interventions [including MRI], sensitive topics and deception.
Deadlines have been provided below for submitting your data protection registration form in advance of the deadline for submitting your ethics application for full committee review for that month's meeting. For those applying for Chair's review given that there are no submission deadlines as the applications are reviewed by the REC Chair on an ad hoc basis you will need to allow 10 days for the processing of your Data Protection Registration Form following which you can submit your ethics application form for review.
|Data Protection Registration Deadline (if required)||Ethics Application Deadline||Ethics Meeting Date|
|15 January 2018||29 January 2018||19 February 2018|
|9 February 2018||23 February 2018||12 March 2018|
|16 March 2018||16 March 2018||23 April 2018|
|13 April 2018||27 April 2018||14 May 2018|
|4 May 2018||18 May 2018||11 June 2018|
|4 June 2018||18 June 2018||9 July 2018|
|20 August 2018||3 September 2018||24 September 2018|
|17 September 2018||28 September 2018||15 October 2018|
|22 October 2018||5 November 2018||26 November 2018|
All applications for ethics review must be submitted electronically. Your application will need to be submitted as a single pdf document which contains the electronic signatures of both the Principal Researcher and Head of Department and includes any supporting documentation, all in one file.
Data Protection Registration
If you are proposing to collect personal data i.e. data from which a living individual can be identified you must be registered with the UCL Data Protection Officer before you submit your ethics application for review. If the Data Protection Officer advises you to make changes to the way in which you propose to collect and store the data this should be reflected in your ethics application form. We will be unable to accept an ethics application which does not contain your Data Protection Registration number in Section A2 of your application so you will need to plan ahead. For further information visit the → Research Activities website.