Introduction to Research Ethics at Oxford

28 Nov
Multiple Dates Available

The goals of the session are to understand:

  • why Oxford has an ethics review system for research projects involving human participants and personal data;
  • what research is reviewed by the Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee for the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH IDREC);
  • common ethical issues which arise in relation to University policy; and
  • how to write an application for ethical approval.

The session is suitable for graduate students (MA/MPhil and DPhil) and early career research staff, as well as research support staff.

Attendees are welcome to bring applications they intend to submit, and the last part of the session will be available for individual discussion.

Note: This session is hosted by the Department of Sociology and compulsory for graduate Sociology students, so they don’t need to formally book in. All other participants should register please.

Attendees are encouraged to take at least Modules 1- 3 of our free online research integrity course before the training session.

Full details of the CUREC ethics review process is available at, and further training information is available at

This course is given 2 or 3 times a year depending on demand.

Further Session Dates
Course Type
Research and Leadership Management
Intended Audience
Doctoral Students
Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

Lecture Theatre
Manor Road Building
Manor Road
Oxford OX1 3UQ