Ethical Review Checklist for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Modules
Please provide project details and complete the checklist below.
|Module name||Interaction Design|
|Module leader||Keir Williams|
|Project Supervisor||Keir Williams|
|Proposed project title||To be confirmed|
|Name of Student||Abbey Horton, Kate Brooks and Lucy Stanton|
|Student Number||13004619, 13035838, 13007817|
|Student’s email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Does the proposed project involve human tissue, human participants, animals, environmental damage, or the NHS.||Yes||The project involves human participants – That will be asked a variety of questions regarding Amnesty International to aid our research.|
|Will participants be clearly asked to give consent to take part in the research and informed about how data collected in the research will be used?||Yes||Each participant will be made aware that any information or opinions they may have will be collected and used solely for the purpose of our research for this project.|
|If they choose, can a participant withdraw at any time (prior to a point of “no return” in the use of their data)? Are they told this?||Yes||Of course, participants can withdraw at any time, and research collected from the participant will be discarded, all of which they will be told when ask to be a participant.|
|Are measures in place to provide confidentiality for participants and ensure secure management and disposal of data collected from them?||Yes||Participants can proceed with aiding us with our research anonymously if they wish to, which they will be asked when approached to be a participant.|
|Does the study involve people who are particularly vulnerable or unable to give informed consent (eg, children or people with learning difficulties)?||No|
|Could your research cause stress, physical or psychological harm to humans or animals, or environmental damage?||No|
|Could any aspects of the research lead to unethical behaviour by participants or researchers (eg, invasion of privacy, deceit, coercion, fraud, abuse)?||No|
|Does the research involve the NHS or collection or storage of human tissue (includes anything containing human cells, such as saliva and urine)?||No|
Your explanations should indicate briefly for Qs 2-4 how these requirements will be met, and for Qs 5-8 what the pertinent concerns are.
- Minimal Risk: If Q 1 is answered ‘No’, then no ethics approval is needed.
- Low Risk: If Qs 2-4 are answered ‘Yes’ and Qs 5-8 are answered ‘No’, then no approval is needed from the Faculty Research Ethics Committee (FREC). However, your supervisor must approve (a) your information and consent forms (Qs 2 & 3) and (b) your measures for participant confidentiality and secure data management (Q4).
- High Risk: If any of Qs 5-8 are answered ‘Yes’, then you must submit an application for full ethics approval before the project can start. This can take up to 6 weeks. Consult your supervisor about how to apply for full ethics approval.
Risk Assessment: Separate guidance on risk assessment can be found on UWE’s Health and Safety forms webpage at https://go.uwe.ac.uk/RiskAssessment. If needed, you must complete a Risk Assessment form. This must also be attached to your application for full ethics approval if your project is High Risk.
|Your supervisor must check your responses above before you submit this form.|
|Submit this completed form via the Assignments area in Blackboard (or elsewhere if so directed by the module leader or your supervisor).|
|After you have uploaded this form, your supervisor will confirm it has been correctly completed by “marking” it as Passed/100% via the My Grades link on the Blackboard.|
Further research ethics guidance is available at http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/researchethics