UCL Research Ethics


UCL Research Ethics Service

Ethical review and the practical application of ethics within research play an essential part in helping to ensure the integrity of research. Access information and support to help you with the ethical approval process at UCL.
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Do I need UCL ethical approval?

Discover what kind of studies require ethical approval and what research is considered exempt.

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Apply for ethical approval

Find out what steps you need to take to apply for ethical approval and which committee(s) you need to apply to.

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Responsibilities after ethical approval

Understand your responsibilities once ethical approval has been granted for your research project.

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Guidance, training, and resources

Access guidance, training, and resources for applicants and reviewers to support ethical approval processes.

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Committees and governance

Learn more about UCL's research ethics committees, how they are governed, and how to become a member or a reviewer.

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Information for external researchers

Guidance on processes for external researchers wishing to recruit UCL staff and students for research.

Page last updated: May 2024