Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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University Committees

Ethics Approvals (Human Participants) Sub-Committee

Additional Information

Guidance Notes for Investigators

The Ethical Approvals (Human Participants) Sub-Committee produces a series of Guidance Notes for Investigators, which are intended to help investigators plan for various aspects of their research.  The Guidance Notes are not intended to include an exhaustive list of factors that should be taken into account, but it is hoped they will encourage investigators to adopt best practice, and familiarise themselves with the appropriate legislation/regulatory frameworks.


Compliance with Data Protection Requirements

Conducting Interviews Off-Campus and Working Alone

Data Collection and Storage

Exposure to Hazardous Substances

Exposure to Ionising Radiation 

Making Payments to Participants

Studies Using Pre-Existing Data

Use of Pharmaceutical Drugs

Using Electronic Methods or Social Media for Research

Working with Children and Young People


The UK Research Integrity Office Code of Practice for Research provides general principles and standards for good practice in research.


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University Governance

The University's statutory documents, regulations and governance processes.

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