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The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Ethics Committee

Students working in a Pharmacy.

Who are we?

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Ethics Committee is Chaired by the Research Ethics Officer, and consists of eight members of the School, a member of the University and a Lay member.

What do we do?

The Committee meets several times a year to review projects to be carried out in the School (or by members of staff of the School) on non-clinical research involving human participants, human material or human data. 

This includes projects concerning non-clinical research, service evaluations and audits which have not previously been reviewed by the University Ethics Panel, NHS Research Ethics Committee or another formal ethics panel.

The Supervisor or Principal Investigator of the project is required to submit a completed proforma the to Committee through the Secretary. An ethical review will be completed and, once a favourable ethical opinion has been granted, data collection for the project can begin.

Information and Forms

If you are thinking of carrying out a project that needs Ethical approval, 
please use the REC ethics review options algorithm.

The forms you may require are available for download:

Ethics Application Form V12a

Amendment Application Form V1a

End of Project Declaration V8


Information to help with your application is available:
Resource List Amendment definitions
Ethics Membership and Terms Aug 2014 Ethics FAQ v2a
Ethics Committee procedures v7a Ethics student confidentiality agreement V1
Ethics Committee Procedures Summary V3  

Contact information

If you require more information, or are unsure whether your project needs ethical approval, you should contact the Research Ethics Officer.

Dr Rebecca Price-Davies - PharmacyEthics@cf.ac.uk

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