Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee meets monthly and is chaired by the Ethics convenor.

Next meeting:  9:30-11:00 Tue 2 June 2020, Online

Remit

To establish and manage Research Ethics and Integrity procedures in the School, and ensure consistent treatment of Ethics applications.

To make recommendations to Head of School in relation to policies and processes.

Membership

Member category How appointed Incumbent
Ethics convenor                                                                                     Appointed Peggy Seriès
Academic Staff Representative Appointed Lexi Birch-Mayne
Academic Staff Representative Appointed Chris Lucas
Academic Staff Representative Appointed Arno Onken
Academic Staff Representative Appointed Kami Vaniea

In attendance as required

   
Deputy Director of Research Ex officio Ian Simpson
Deputy Director of Graduate School Ex officio Alex Lascarides
MInf Project Coordinator Ex officio Helen Pain
Honours Project Coordinator Ex officio Helen Pain
External Advisor Volunteered Jennifer Culbertson
Internal Advisor Volunteered Maria Wolters

 

Officer to the Committee:  Research Data Manager

Clerk to the Committee:  Research Data Officer

Appointment of members and term of office

Appointed members shall serve for a minimum of two consecutive years, and should be a mix of academic and research only staff from across the School.  Appointed members are not based on Institute representation, however if an Institute or area of the School feels under-represented the Committee will consider requests for membership.  Members should have some experience in successfully submitting two or more Ethics applications.

Where possible, each new cycle of membership should retain at least one appointed member from the previous academic year to ensure a minimum level of expertise while new members undergo induction.

Internal and External Advisors are expected to attend meetings as required or agreed with the Convener, assist in reviewing specific Ethics applications either directly or as a subject area specialist, and assist in review of projects where the School Ethics committee is unable to be impartial or have a conflict of interest.

Attendance

Others may be in attendance at meetings of the Committee, at the discretion of the Chair, as the business of the Committee may determine.

Substitution

Given the level of training and expertise required of members, substitutes will not generally be permitted to attend and act with the absent member's authority. Exceptionally, and with Chair approval, a substitute may be allowed.

Reporting

The Ethics Commitee reports to Strategy Commitee. 

Frequency of meetings

The Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month.

Meetings/Minutes 2020

Date Agenda Papers Minutes
5 May 2020

Paper 4.1_20200403_parent_pis_informatics [CLOSED]

Paper 4.2_20200403_parent_consent_informatics [CLOSED]

Paper 4.3_20200402_child_pis_informatics [CLOSED]

Paper 4.4_20200402_child_consent_informatics [CLOSED]

Paper 5.1_Web-draft_Ethics and COVID-19 [CLOSED]

Paper 6.1_Web-draft_Using secondary data and social media data [CLOSED]

Paper 7.1_Web-draft_Updated pages on ethics and the GDPR [CLOSED]

 
31 March 2020  
4 February 2020  
14 January 2020

20200114_Paper_5.1_Infonetica_draft_question_set [CLOSED]

Meetings/Minutes 2019

Date Agenda Papers Minutes
03 December 2019

 

05 November 2019  

 

 

All papers presented to this committee must use the template below: