School of Health in Social Science

Complete an ethics application form

The ethical review process is entirely online and will guide you through the application, you will need your staff or student UUN to submit an application.

Start by completing the Ethics Assessment Form. The online form guides you through the ethical considerations for your work and gives an indication of where you will need to gain ethical approval from. The form adapts to ensure you are only asked relevant questions. Students should complete the Ethics Assessment Form with the support of their supervisor.


The School uses a self-assessment model for the majority of its research. For projects requiring further oversight the authority to review and approve ethics applications is delegated to a number of ethics reviewers who sit within subject areas. The School’s Research Ethics Committee will review those projects posing particular challenges.


Details of the review process within Subject Areas and across the School are available on these process maps :

Student submission process

Staff submission process


Online Self Assessment Form