School of Economics


Ethics guidelines and procedures

Ethics Guidelines

All research conducted by University staff and students should be performed in accordance with the College’s research ethics framework.

All research conducted by staff at the School of Economics requires ethics approval from the School Ethics Sub-Committee (Research). The Convener is Prof. Sevi Rodriguez Mora.

All research conducted by students at the School of Economics requires ethics approval from their supervisor.

The purpose of the ethical standards embodied in this policy is not to limit research activities, but to promote and facilitate the conduct of all research in ways that respect the dignity and preserve the well-being of human research participants, while maintaining confidentiality.

The guidelines apply to any person or member of staff who conducts or advances research, and includes academics, emeritus, staff, teaching staff, administrators, students at any level, visiting or adjunct scholars, fellows and chairs, paid and unpaid research associates and assistants, whether acting as a principal investigator, a junior collaborator or in some other capacity

Ethics procedures for staff and students

All ethics approvals must be completed through an online form. Please follow the link below and to submit your application. We recommend watching the short explainer video to find out how the online system works before submitting your application. 

Research Ethics, Integrity and Governance application

The BLUE lab has a slightly different procedure for ethics approval. Please refer to the BLUE lab website