All experiments conducted in the School of Psychology or by researchers based in the School require ethical agreement in order to protect volunteers' interests and to ensure that the highest possible standards are adhered to.
Links to the left provide information relating to research ethics, including documents necessary for obtaining ethical agreement for research projects.
Download the School of Psychology Research Governance and Quality Assurance Policy.
Peer and ethical review, research registration, and research audits may impact on your research if you use NHS resources (patients, staff, samples, data). Although Psychology is represented on the RGQA committee, we are not [yet] required to adhere to the full process. However, it is prudent to maintain a separate lab book for each project involving recruitment and testing of NHS patients; in the event of an audit, it is essential that such documentation can be produced (University of Aberdeen Framework for Research Governance).