Contacts and Committees

University Research Ethics Committee

The University's Research Ethics Committee (UREC) is responsible for developing and implementing the policy (see Terms of Reference). 

Annual Report

The committee's annual report for the previous academic year is made available here in December.

Last academic year: 2022-23.  Historic: 2021-22,2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19

Point of Contact for Matters of Research Integrity

Professor Mayur Ranchordas oversees matters of research integrity and should be the first point of contact for any concerns relating to research integrity, or as a confidential liaison for potential whistle-blowers. Professor Ranchordas is the University's Head of Research Ethics, and chair of the UREC; he can be contacted at


Research Institutes (Staff and Doctoral)

Ethics for Staff and Doctoral research is managed at local level by research institutes.  The Research Institute Ethics Leads are:

Health Research Institute - Professor Reza Saatchi (

Industry and Innovation Research Institute - Dr Kate Whitfield (

Social and Economic Research Institute - Dr Jake Philips (

Culture and Creativity Research Institute - Dr Ruth Deller (


Colleges (Masters and Undergraduate)

Ethics for Masters and Undergraduate projects is managed at local level by college committees (see Terms of Reference).  The College Research Ethics Leads are:

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences - Dr Nikki Jordan-Mahy

College of Business, Technology and Engineering - Dr Tony Lynn

College of Social Sciences and Arts - Dr Antonia Ypsilanti



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