The School of Law operates its Research Ethics Policy in line with Trinity College Dublin's Policy on Good Research Practice. This requires that all staff and students seek authorisation, in advance, from the School Research Ethics Committee for research that involves human participation. For example, where the researcher is going to conduct interviews or a survey, then research ethics authorisation must be applied for and obtained, prior to conducting the research. Where the research involves humans who are particularly vulnerable, or the methods are highly sensitive, then the application may need to be referred to the Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
In order to make an application, it is necessary to complete and submit the following documents:
- Research Ethics Checklist
- Application for Certificate of Ethical Approval
- Participant Information Form
- Consent Form
Applications are considered regularly by the School of Law Research Ethics Committee.
The next deadline for submission of applications is: Wednesday 8 March 2017.
The next meeting of the School of Law Research Ethics Committee is: Wednesday 15 March 2017.