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Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Research ethics

Research Ethics

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

The Committee reviews a range of health-related research projects proposed by BSMS Staff and Postgraduate Research (PGR) students conducting studies with healthy participants. 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 as well as research misconduct procedures. The review process is designed to ensure that researchers are supported to develop excellent research and ethical research practice. 

A separate pathway operates for review of BSMS undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate taught (PGT) student research judged as posing few risks to participants via a School Research Ethics Officer (SREO).

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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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