If someone wants to survey University of Edinburgh students, this is the committee that can grant permission - excluding Psychology which has its own ethics committee.
The committee membership includes College and EUSA representatives and most of its business is done by email.
The Student Survey Ethics Committee assesses requests for access to the University's student body from all external organisations, individuals and internal members of the University wishing to undertake a University-wide survey, or a survey which extends beyond one School. It reports every year to the University Research Policy Group and to the Senatus Quality Assurance Committee.
This article was published on Dec 3, 2012