LEON - Loughborough University Ethics ONline

The online ethics system, LEON, covers submission for ethics review of investigations involving human participants and also integrates the ethical processes relating to research involving animals, animal cells or tissues and security sensitive research.

Demonstration Video

Please review the demonstration video and guidance notes below before starting your ethics submission.

To open your LEON account access the LEON portal below.  This creates your account. so that you can access the system.

Further guidance is available below and in the FAQ section within LEON (located under the Help tab at the top of the LEON Homepage).


Templates for supporting documents, e.g. Information Sheet, Informed Consent Form, Assent Form etc., are available through LEON.  They are located in the Templates section under the Help tab at the top of the LEON Homepage.

The LEON system can be accessed at:

Contact Details

If you have any further queries please contact LEON@lboro.ac.uk.

For external applicants without access to the online system and planning to conduct activity on campus that requires ethics review, contact LEON@lboro.ac.uk for details. 

LEON Guidance notes

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Further Guidance Notes on ethical issues are available on the page Guidance for Investigators.

Standard Operating Procedures

 The following Standard Operating Procedures give details of the ethics review processes: