Arts and Humanities Research Ethics

Research Ethics and Governance Committee

The College of Arts and Humanities has a Research Ethics and Governance Committee whose purpose is to ensure that the College’s research is designed and conducted to meet key ethical principles and is subject to oversight through formal ethical research governance structures.  The terms of reference of this group are 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;
  • Provide an annual summary of activity to the Head of College

The group meets at least once per semester and more frequently as and when required.

A copy of the College’s ethical review procedure documentation can be found here: 

College of Arts and Humanities Ethical Review Process and forms

Committee Membership includes:

  • Ethics Chair - Steve Morris
  • COAH Research Support Assistant - Jo Tovey
  • The Director of the Research for COAH
  • The Director of the Graduate Centre for COAH
  • Representatives of COAH subject areas