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Researcher Development : An introduction to Research Ethics Review



Education and Research


Education and Research This activity is for staff on R and E&R only contracts - grades E-G as well as for Academic Staff.

This session will be DELIVERED VIRTUALLY - joining instructions will be provided beforehand.

About this course:

The course is an introduction to the main principles of ethics review to assist researchers with little or no experience of applying to a Research Ethics Committee.

There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about the ethical challenges and requirements of their research.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Appreciate why ethics review is an important requirement in universities.

- Understand the difference between the terms `research ethics', `research governance' and `research integrity'.

- Explain why and when ethics review is required for research at Exeter.

- Reflect on the ethical concerns that a research project may present.

- Navigate the Exeter ethics review online system in Worktribe.

Who should attend this course:

Any researcher from ECR level onwards who wishes to know more about research ethics review and institutional policies and processes.

The course may also be helpful for those who are new to the university and wish to understand institutional processes for ethics review and approval.


Antony Walsh, Head of Research Ethics, Governance and Compliance and an additional member of the Research Ethics, Governance and Compliance team.

Before the course:

No preparation is required for this course.

A joining link will be provided beforehand.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Researcher Development; please contact for more details.

If you register for any of our sessions, it is expected that you will attend.

If you are not able to attend please log in to the `iTrent' online system to remove your name from the relevant activity before it is due to take place.

You will be expected you to attend for the whole session and for ease of administration, attendance registers will be taken at the end of each session.

Should you need to leave a session early or you experience ongoing technical issues, please email

This course occurs on the following dates
25/01/2024 Delivered Virtually 10:00 12:00 Free Antony Walsh 10
22/02/2024 Delivered Virtually 10:00 12:00 Free Antony Walsh 18
14/03/2024 Delivered Virtually 10:00 12:00 Free Antony Walsh 19
25/04/2024 Delivered Virtually 10:00 12:00 Free Antony Walsh 19
21/05/2024 Delivered Virtually 10:00 12:00 Free Antony Walsh 20

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