Law School Ethics Committee

Medium Risk Submission Form

This submission is for Medium Risk projects. That is, projects which involve interviewing, use of questionnaires etc. of human subjects, but where those being interviewed are not considered to be vulnerable.

I am: Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate PhD/MPhil/DGov Student Staff

If a student:

Your Name:                

Your QUB Email address:     

Your Student Number: 

If a member of staff, name of primary researcher. If student, name of supervisor:

Working title of project:

Give a brief description of your research project (100 words maximum):

I understand the concept of confidentiality and agree that - unless the specific agreement of an interviewee has been given - it should be impossible for anyone to determine what the contribution of any person involved in this project was.

I understand the concept of data protection and agree that any materials collected for this project which relate to any person will be held secure during the project. I will also carefully consider data retention issues.

I have discussed this project with suitable ethical reviewers (as outlined). The outcome of this review is that the reviewer(s) view(s) this project as a "medium risk" project which does not involve vulnerable subjects. They consider that ethical issues have been met in the project design.

Give a brief outline of your ethical review process. This should include reviewer(s) name(s) and any aspects they have highlighted as requiring special consideration:

For students:
I understand the concept of plagiarism and will abide by QUB regulations relating to the misappropriation of the work of others.