Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC)

Human Participants in Research

The University is committed to ensuring that its research activities involving human participants are conducted in a way which respects the dignity, rights, and welfare of participants, and which minimises risk to participants, researchers, third parties, and to the University itself.

In accordance with its policy on research involving human participants and personal data, the University requires that all such research be subject to appropriate ethical review.

The Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC) has overall responsibility for the development of this policy and for the University’s ethical review process.  Below is more information about CUREC and the CUREC application process as well as related training and resources available to University researchers.

How to apply for ethical review

Information about which committee to apply to, and latest CUREC forms


Procedures, Informed Consent templates, Best Practice Guidance


About us

Structure of University committees


Online and in-house training

Training (virtual people)

Advice on applying to the National Research Ethics Service, for review by an NHS research ethics committee, is available from the University's Clinical Trials and Research Governance team.