If you are applying to the UCL Research Ethics Committee for approval of your research project, you are also required to gain approval from Legal Services.
If you are applying to the UCL research ethics committee for approval of your research project, you are also required to gain approval from legal services that it complies with the DPA, and that you have included the appropriate registration number in your application form.
We may have some questions about the information you provide, but you will normally be provided with a registration number within ten working days of submitting the form.
The period leading up to meetings of the UCL research ethics committee is always very busy, and you should allow more time for your application to be processed. It is therefore very important to check in good time whether you need to register your project.
Further advice and guidance on research ethics at UCL is available from:
Researchers who are applying to the IOE Research Ethics Committee (IOE REC) follow a slightly different process but they are also required to ensure that it complies with data protection legislation, and gain approval from Legal Services.
Further advice and guidance on the IOE REC and the data protection registration process is available from: