Research ethics

To ensure integrity and safeguard the interests of researchers, participants and funders, all research conducted at or through the University of Stirling by members of staff, students and collaborators is subject to internal ethical scrutiny prior to the commencement of research.

The University has three cross-faculty Research Ethics Committees (RECs): 

Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB)

For research involving animals in any way (all non-human vertebrates and invertebrates)

NHS, Invasive or Clinical Research (NICR)

For health/patient research requiring approval by the NHS Research Ethics Committee and other research involving physically invasive procedures or intrusive interventions on human participants

General University Ethics Panel (GUEP)

For all other research which has ethical considerations (social, digital, environmental etc)

Please click on the links below for further information:

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