Ensuring we meet the highest standards
The College of Law and Criminology has a Research Ethics and Governance Committee (CREC) to ensure its research is designed and conducted to meet key ethical principles and is subject to formal oversight. The group aims to:
- Own and maintain the College’s Research Ethics and Governance policy and processes
- Consider requests for ethical approval of research projects from staff and postgraduate students
- Monitor ethical approvals for undergraduate student projects
- Advise researchers on the design and review of research to ensure integrity, quality and transparency
- Advise researchers on data management plans and expectations
- Provide regular reports and updates to the University Research Ethics and Governance Sub-Committee; and
- Provide an annual summary of activity to the Head of College and the University Research Ethics Committee.
The CREC meets once per term in January, May and September and when necessary at other times to consider ‘high risk’ applications.
The members of the committee are:
- Dr Victoria Jenkins (Chair)
- Prof Simon Baughen
- Dr Arwel Davies
- Dr Jane Williams
- Dr Pamela Ugwudike
- Mr Chris Marshall
- Marty Chamberlain
- Andrea Mateo
- Lay member (to be appointed)
- If you are a member of staff of making an application in relation to a grant funded project you do not need to apply for ethical approval from the College Research Ethics Committee in order to make an application for funding unless it is a specific requirement of the funding body. You must, however, make have gained ethical approval before the research begins.