Research Ethics Committee at the Department of Political Science
The Political Science Ethics committee conducts an ethical assessment of projects which fall outside the remit of the Faculty of Social Science Ethics committee. The SAMF committee reviews the ethics of research proposals in which the release of externally awarded grant funding is contingent on an ethical review. European Research Council projects are one example of such a funder.
The Political Science Ethics Committee deals with other ethics reviews, such as where scientific journals require documentation from an Institutional Review Board (IRB), including an ethical IRB approval.
Application advice to researchers
Please start by reading the Guidelines for researchers published by the Faculty of Social Sciences’ Research Ethics Committee. Then, complete the Research Ethics Checklist and attach any relevant appendices.
You should send your completed application for an ethical review to the Committee Secretary, Jon Cox. The application must be written in English.
The committee meets quarterly. Applications may be submitted (and acknowledged) at any time, but will only be considered at meetings.