About submitting an application for research ethics approval
Research and ethics guidance and forms during COVID-19
- PPLS in-person research guidance
- PPLS checklist for ON campus in-person research
- PPLS checklist for OFF campus in-person research
- PPLS ON campus decision making chart
- PPLS OFF campus decision making chart
All studies and experiments conducted in (human) psychology first must obtain ethical approval in order to protect participants' interests and to maintain academic standards.
The Psychology Research Ethics Committee (PREC) is responsible for ensuring that all research carried out by members of the Psychology department has been subjected to the necessary ethical review. The PREC is composed of 10-12 members of the unit, with their areas of expertise spanning the diverse sub-fields of psychology. Occasionally, the committee will call upon outside individuals if their expertise would help in the review of a particular proposal.
(Old Psychology ethics system: Access for old applications only, all new applications should be submitted to the PPLS Research Ethics electronic application form below).
All applicants to the PREC must complete and submit this electronic application form.
Participant Information Sheet and Informed Consent forms
The upload of a Participant Information Sheet and Informed Consent form is mandatory for your ethics application. The Example Participant Information Sheet and Informed Consent Form may help you in putting your application materials together (note: the example documents represent ideals; perfect compliance is not a requirement for ethical approval, though it might speed things along).