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Research ethics at UCL Institute of Education

How to apply for ethics review approval at the IOE.

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) maintains its own Research Ethics Committee. At the Institute, 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 unfunded.

The IOE adheres to the UCL Code of Conduct for Research (PDF) and Statement on Research Integrity (PDF).

Applying for ethics review approval at the 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
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