Research Ethics

Research ethics

The Bournemouth University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) is responsible for the over-arching university-wide research ethics policies and procedures. UREC considers ethical issues related to research and research-related activities brought to its attention by Academic Schools, researchers and the wider university community. UREC is also responsible for constructing and maintaining the University Research Ethics Code of Practice which informs local practices and procedures across the University.

UREC comprises both staff and independent lay members and meets quarterly. If you have any issues you would like to raise about research ethics at Bournemouth University, or to make a formal complaint, please contact the UREC secretary Sarah Bell on 01202 968262 or email:

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