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Welcome to the Research Ethics web page. On this page you will find useful information for staff and students wishing to conduct research in SETU Waterford about the importance of conducting ethical research, SETU's requirements with regards the approval of research by the Ethics Committee, and the application process for ethical approval of research.
Good ethical governance and review of research is a core value and priority at SETU Waterford. It is the responsibility of the The Research Ethics Committee, which is a sub-committee of SETU Waterford's Academic Council, to scrutinise all research which involves humans and animals to ensure it is compliant with statutory requirements and is conducted to the highest ethical principals which emphasise the rights and welfare of subjects (both people and animals), treating all with dignity and ensuring that those who participate in research, whether subjects, researchers,other stakeholders and/or SETU Waterford are not put at risk.
The membership of the Research Ethics Committee is consists of senior researchers drawn from the university's academic community, including staff with specific expertise in ethics, law, intellectual property and freedom of information and data protection. In addition representatives of the public also sit on the committee.
If you want further information about the ethics committee or need to get ethical advice about your research project from the ethics committee please contact via e-mail at [email protected]
All SETU Waterford researchers, students and staff, have a personal responsibility for meeting the ethical requirements in the conduct of their research. All researchers should, in the first instance, refer to Chapter 11 of the PG Regulations, seek advice from the supervisor and seek approval from the School or Department authorities for their proposed research activities.
Students may find it useful to refer to the considerations listed in the SETU Ethical Approval Application Form included as an appendix in the PG Regulations.
Following consultation with their School and Department researchers who intend to conduct research in any of the following areas will require clearance from the Ethics Advisory Committee:
Each researcher should also note that Garda Vetting clearance may also be required in cases where the research programme will involve placement in health or social care settings.
If a postgraduate student is required to present their research project to the SETU Waterford Ethics Committee for ethical approval, they should complete the SETU Ethical Approval Application Form and submit it along with all other relevant documentation.
Please see the Data Protection Policy which all students should read prior to appearing before the Ethics Committee. If your research project is health-related, you should also read the Data Protection Guidelines on Research in the Health Sector.
No meetings are scheduled currently for 2022/2023. Please contact [email protected] for further details.