Ethical standards

UWE Bristol is committed to promoting high ethical standards in the conduct of research undertaken by its staff and students.

Templates and guidance on participant information sheet, consent forms and privacy notices are available, together with guidance for researchers. See Policies, procedures and guidance.

All research involving human participants and/or human tissues requires ethical approval by the University's Research Ethics Sub-Committee (RESC), formerly UREC, or one of its Faculty Research Ethics Committees (FRECs).

Frequently asked questions

Answers to popular questions about research ethics applications, including student research and NHS research.


Contact information for the Research Ethics Admin Team, University Research Ethics Sub-Committee and the Faculty Research Ethics Committee.