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Ethics Committee

Terms of reference

Terms of reference

  1. To consider and advise on ethical issues referred by the following: Council; any committee of Council; the Vice-Chancellor, heads of departments, centres or research units; the ethics committees of departments, centres or research units.
  2. To report to Council its findings in respect of 1 above.
  3. On behalf of Council, to consider and, if appropriate, approve work which requires the approval of a University ethics committee before it can receive external authorisation to proceed.
  4. To consider annual reports from departmental ethics/research and teaching committees on their consideration of ethical issues.
  5. To review, on request of Council and in the context of contemporary best practice, the mechanisms and procedures at departmental level for identifying and considering ethical issues arising from teaching and/or research.


Membership 2017/2018

Academic staff appointed by Council:
  • Professor Bill McGuire, Hull York Medical School (until 31 July 2018) (Chair) 

Lay members:

  • Mrs Sue Symington (until 31 July 2018)
  • Ms Julia Unwin (until 31 July 2019)

One undergraduate representative appointed by the Students' Union:

  • Ms Mia Shantana Chaudhuri-Julyan

One postgraduate representative appointed by the Graduate Students' Association:

  • Ms Charlotte Chamberlain

In attendance:

  • Professor Deborah Smith, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Meeting dates

Ethics Committee meeting dates 2016/2017

  • Friday 27 October 2017 at 09.15am


Departmental/Subject Ethics Committees