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Research Ethics

What constitutes high risk?

The system identifies risk by the answers you give to certain questions within the online ethics checklist.

How do you know if your checklist has been identified low or high risk?  The status is listed under the column 'Risk'​ (see ‘my Dashboard’ – column ‘risk’) but is also highlighted in the PDF checklist.  If you do not think your checklist should be high risk, refer back to the filter questions you have selected in Section 2 and the questions you have answered in Section 3

If your project has been identified 'high risk', it does not mean that you cannot do the research, only that your ethics submission (checklist and study documents) will require further review by either an Ethics Programme Team (UG/PGT ethics checklists) or a central Research Ethics Panel (staff and PGRs) - see review and approval process 'specific information'.

The following questions have a high risk identifier