Where NHS ethics approval IS required there is no longer a requirement for the application to be reviewed by a University (College/School) Research Ethics Committee (revised University Research Ethics Policy May 2018).
Where an NHS ethics approval is NOT required (e.g. NHS staff research) then University (College/School/Central) Research Ethics review is required (as NHS ethics do not review staff projects).
In either case, complete applications (see below) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (following academic supervisor review for student projects) for a sponsor governance review. Once this review process is complete and sponsor authorisation is obtained then the application may be submitted to HRA/NHS/University ethics as required.
Complete applications should include the following documents:
- completed IRAS dataset
- participant information sheet (if required)
- consent form (if required)
- any other applicable study documents – see IRAS checklist.
Templates are available for the following documents – please request from email@example.com alternatively they are available to download from the templates section of Lincoln Ethics Application System (you will need your university log in to access this)
- Participant Information Sheet
- Consent Form
For advice, guidance and sponsor review please email firstname.lastname@example.org