Research Ethics



​Cardiff Metropolitan University has the responsibility to ensure that research involving human participants carried out by staff and students conforms to the highest ethical standards.

Routine scrutiny of applications for all research ethics approval is undertaken by School based ethics committees which report directly to the University Ethics Committee (UEC).

School committees meet on a regular basis although meetings may be less frequest outside term time.  Students should consult their supervisor for meeting dates for the relevant School committees.

Applications for ethics approval should be made to the appropriate School committee, forms can be accessed in the Useful Documents section below.

Each School has developed a framework for ethics approval of research projects.  Specific queries regarding the ethics approval process should be directed to the appropriate School contact in the first instance.

Cardiff School of Art & Design

Cardiff School of Education

Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Cardiff School of Management

Cardiff School of Sport

The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR)


Protocol approval process

Where a standard set of procedures are used across a number of research projects, protocol approval can be sought.  Applications for protocol approval should be made via your School Ethics Committee using the form below.

Protocol Approval Form.docx

A full list of approved protocols can be found on the Ethics Sharepoint Site