This article will inform you of which ethics documents you will need to to include in your thesis.


The following must be included in all theses, where relevant:


  • The letter from the Ethics Committee confirming the favourable opinion
  • The Form UPR16 declaring the ethical conduct of the research

These documents should be included in an appendix/annex of the main thesis.


Inclusion of any or all of the following is voluntary:


  • Any template letters used for the purposes of recruitment – they should not include any personal data, i.e. names and addresses of potential participants
  • Any letters sent to host organisations seeking permission to conduct the research; these would normally include details of the addressee in the case of public organisations but discretion should be exercised in cases of smaller private organisations and, a fortiori, individual gatekeepers
  • Any letters from host organisations – following similar caveats to those identified in the above bullet regarding letters sent to host organisations
  • Participant information sheets
  • Consent form templates, i.e. not including any personal data of participants
  • Data collection instruments approved for use in the course of ethical review; these might include survey instruments, interview schedules, topic lists etc
  • Any wider communication from the Ethics Committee, for example regarding substantial amendments, seeking further advice etc.
For further information please see the Research Degrees Handbook here

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