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University Committees


Ethics Committee


Notice of meeting

The next meeting of the Ethics Committee will take place on 7 February 2014 at 10.00 am in 201.0.09 Hazlerigg Building

Dr B Vale, Secretary


1.                  Apologies for Absence


2.                  Business of the Agenda

To give notice of intention to speak to any starred items, which will otherwise be

taken without discussion.

3.                  Minutes


To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 2013

4.                  Matters Arising from the Minutes


To note matters arising from the Minutes

SECTION A – Items for Discussion/Report

5.                  Action Between Meetings


To note action taken between meetings

6.                  Gift Acceptance and Approval

EC14-P3, EC14-P3a, EC14-P3b, EC14-P3c, EC14-P3d (Not available on the Web)

To consider and approve

  1. A draft Code of Practice relating to the ethical approval of philanthropic gifts including the establishment of the Ethical Approvals (Gifts) Sub Committee.
  2. A summary of current and future fundraising campaigns and projects.
  3. Due diligence profiles relating to relevant past, current and potential gifts to the University.
  4. A summary report on donors.


7.                  LSU Ethical Policy


To note the Ethical policy of the Students’ Union

8.                  Agenda Items for the Ethics Committee 2013/14


To consider proposed agenda items for the Ethics Committee for 2013/14 and to identify priorities

9.                  External Review of Ethical Processes at Loughborough University


To consider and offer comment on the report of an external review of ethical processes at Loughborough University.  Members are asked to refer to Minute 14/4 of agenda item 15.

10.              MSc Project

EC14-P7 (Not available on the Web)


To consider ethical approval for a proposed MSc project

11.              Corporate Social Responsibility

To note progress towards identifying a strategy on Corporate Social Responsibility

12.              Promotion of the Work of the Ethics Committee


To note and comment on proposals for the promotion of the work of the Ethics Committee

13.              Training on Ethical Processes


To note and to comment on the provision of training on ethical processes within the University.

14.              Ethical Checklist for Taught Programmes


To approve an ethical checklist for taught programmes

 SECTION B – Formal Starred Items 

*15.              Ethical Approvals (Human Participants) Sub Committee


To receive the Minutes of the Ethical Approvals (Human Participants) Sub Committee meeting held on 27 January 2014

SECTION C – Items for Information

16.              Any Other Business


17.              Date of Next Meeting

9 May 2014 (am)

Author: Brigette Vale

Date: January 2014