London Metropolitan University is committed to ensuring the highest possible ethical standards in the research conducted by its staff and students. Staff and postgraduate research students must obtain ethics clearance before embarking upon research projects.
Upon completion, the Research Ethics Form should be submitted to the relevant School-based Research Ethics Review Panel (RERP) chair, listed below:
- School of Art, Architecture & Design - Dr Sunny Singh: firstname.lastname@example.org
- School of Computing & Digital Media - Dr Luke Tredinnick: email@example.com
- School of Human Sciences - Dr Dee Bhakta: firstname.lastname@example.org
- School of Social Sciences and Professions - Prof Louise Ryan: email@example.com
- Research students should send their ethics form to the Deputy Chair of the Ethics Committee Prof Chris Chandler: firstname.lastname@example.org
- School of Business and Law - Dr Mesfin Habtom: email@example.com
Guidance and Training
Research Ethics Policy and Procedures
London Met Code of Good Research Practice
Data Processing Impact Assessment Form
Research Ethics Deferral Declaration
Guidance documents on different aspects of research ethics can be downloaded here:
Research Ethics - guidance on human tissues
Research Ethics - Informed consent
Useful external websites
The Concordat to Support Research Integrity – Universities UK
Code of Practice for Research: Promoting Good Practice and Preventing Misconduct – UK Research Integrity Office
National Research and Ethics Advisors' Panel
European Network of Research Ethics Committees – EUREC
Recommended Checklist for Researchers – UK Research Integrity Office
ESRC Framework for Research Ethics – UK Research and Innovation
What are Qualitative Research Ethics? – National Centre for Research Methods podcast
Ethics in Participatory Research – National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement
Social Media Research: A Guide to Ethics – L. Townsend, C. Wallace
Research Data Policy – ESRC
The Centre of Medical Law and Ethics – King’s College London
Regulatory Support Centre - The Regulatory Support Centre (RSC) provides support and guidance for those conducting research with human participants, their tissues or data.
Oversight of security-sensitive research material in UK universities: guidance – Universities UK
Research data and confidentiality
This e-learning course explores the concepts of confidentiality and data protection. This is a complex field, but the course aims to provide you with the framework and tools to interpret the requirements for research with confidence. This module was developed by the MRC Regulatory Support Centre in consultation with the National Research Ethics Service, the Ethics and Confidentiality Committee and others.
Research and human tissue legislation
This e-learning module provides an overview of human tissue legislation in the UK; best practice and practical tips for compliance. This module was developed by the MRC Regulatory Support Centre in consultation with the Human Tissue Authority, National Research Ethics Service, Scottish Government and others.
This e-learning module leads you through the process of making an application using the Integrated Research Applications System (IRAS). This module was developed by the MRC Regulatory Support Centre on behalf of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration and the IRAS Partners.