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Research ethics at IOE

How to apply for ethics review approval at IOE.

IOE maintains its own Research Ethics Committee. All research projects by staff, students or visitors which collect or use data from human participants including secondary data analysis, systematic reviews and pilot studies, are required to gain ethical approval before data collection begins regardless of whether your research is funded or self-funded.

IOE adheres to the UCL Code of Conduct for Research and Statement on Research Integrity, which you can find on the UCL Research Integrity pages.

Applying for ethics review approval at IOE

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR guidance will be applicable to all new ethics applications. The GDPR brings in key changes related to consent from May 2018:

For further details, including guidance for research with children on data protection issues, and exemplars of consent forms and information sheets with privacy notice links, please visit your relevant section (staff or students).

For questions about GDPR, contact the UCL Data Protection team: data-protection@ucl.ac.uk

IOE Research Ethics Committee Membership
Useful links

Research with vulnerable participants

Good practice guides

Ethical frameworks