Research Ethics in the School of Religion
Trinity College Dublin requires that staff and students obtain research ethics approval before embarking on research that involves human subjects or other significant ethical considerations. Trinity’s Policy on Good Research Practice is a helpful document you should familiarise yourself with, and the document outlines our processes for ethical review and approval.
Trinity has three designated “Levels” of Research Ethics Approval: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Level 1 Applications are considered to be of “Low” risk and are considered by our School of Religion Ethics Committee. Level 2 and Level 3 Applications are applications considered to be of “moderate” to “high” risk, and are considered by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee.
Applying for Research Ethics Release or Approval
The 2020-21 deadlines for submission to the School Committee (Level 1) are:
Monday 2nd November at 5pm
Monday 5th December at 5pm
Monday 1st February at 5pm
Monday 15th March at 5pm
Monday 26th April at 5pm