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Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Research ethics

Welcome to the Brighton and Sussex Medical School Research Governance and Ethics Committee (RGEC) Hub.

The purpose of ethical review within research is to ensure an excellent standard of practice in a way which promotes the safety of both our members and research participants. The rights, dignity and safety of our participant’s should be at the heart of any research conducted by BSMS to which they are subject to. The credibility of research and the institution under which it is conducted is dependent on the researcher’s ability to demonstrate good research practice under the University of Sussex’s Code of Practice for Research (view it here), which in turn promotes a favourable public image of BSMS as a whole. 

The Committee reviews a range of health-related research projects proposed by BSMS Staff and Postgraduate Research (PGR) students. RGEC operates under the auspices of the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex and is underpinned by the Universities’ research ethics policies and guidelines, Codes of Practice for Research, insurance, travel, and fieldwork risk assessment processes in addition to its research misconduct procedures. The review process is designed to ensure that researchers are supported to develop excellent research and ethical research practice.

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Does my research require ethics approval?

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Guidance for BSMS undergraduate & postgraduate taught students

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Guidance for BSMS postgraduate research students

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Guidance for BSMS staff

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Guidance for BSMS Supervisors

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Overseas research

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NHS-related research

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