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.
Please note that applicants who are making a level 2 or 3 submission must meet the AHSS Faculty committee deadlines. The last date for submission for Level 2 or 3 is Monday May 9th 2022.
Applying for Research Ethics Release or Approval
The 2021-22 deadlines for submission to the School Committee (Level 1) are:
Monday September 27th at 5pm
Monday November 1st at 5pm
Monday December 13th at 5pm
Monday January 24th at 5pm
Monday March 7th at 5pm
Monday April 18th at 5pm
Monday June 20th at 5pm