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 frequent​ 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.