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Ethics Approvals (Human Participants) Sub-Committee

Additional Information

COVID-19 Update

There is an expedited approval route for studies associated directly with the national COVID-19 research programme.  Please complete the Ethical Clearance Checklist and send this along with supporting documents to LEON@lboro.ac.uk.  Full Research Proposals are not required.   


Application Forms

Ethical Clearance Checklist (for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students)

If you select any 'yes' answers in Section A a Research Proposal submission is required.  If you select 'yes' to any question in Section B (but none in section A) the approved checklist should be sent to the Secretary for approval.  If you select 'no' to all questions then the checklist can be approved in the School/Department and submission is not required.  Please contact the Secretary if you have any queries.

Guidance on Completion of Ethical Clearance Checklist ‌

Research Proposal Application Form 

Generic Protocol Application Form

Templates for Download

Participant Information Sheet Template (Participants should be allowed a reasonable amount of time to consider their participation.  For studies involving invasive procedures or physical activity it is good practice to allow participants at least 24 hours to consider the information sheet before they are asked to consent.)

Informed Consent Template (Two copies should be signed by each participant - one signed copy should be retained by the participant and one kept by the investigator.)

Child Assent Template

Health Screen Questionnaire Template (This data should be considered sensitive personal data and should be stored appropriately.)

Repeat Visits Template

School Letter Template (For Head Teachers to confirm that they are willing for their School to take part.  Please adjust so that it is suitable for your study.)


Risk Assessment Templates

Risk Assessments should be completed for all projects.  Please find below some templates which can be used.  These should be revised so that they are relevant to your study.

Guidance on completion of risk assessments is available on the Health and Safety website.

If your School has existing templates these can be used instead and are acceptable.

Risk Assessment Template

Risk Assessment Template: Interview/Questionnaire

Risk Assessment Template: Online Questionnaire

Risk Assessment Template: Public Activities

SSEHS Risk Assessment Template

Insurance Form

Insurance Questionnaire


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