New Online Ethics System – Ethos launch


EthOS, the University’s new system for making applications for ethical approval is now live for all staff and PGR students. This means that if you are a staff member or a PGR student who needs to make an application for ethical approval then the existing paper-based system is no longer applicable. Instead, you should access the new system at:

EthOS is very user–friendly but further guidance can be found on the University’s research systems webpages, and is also available in the system itself.  Surgeries and training workshops will be rolled out over the next couple of months so please do look out for details of these dates.

From March 2018, EthOS will also include a route for undergraduate / PGT student projects and for unit / course approvals.

A focus on research ethics and governance is a key part of the University’s new RKE Strategy. Our aim is to improve the quality of research and research-informed teaching whilst ensuring that we exceed obligations to protect the wellbeing of staff, students and research partners.

If you have any questions about the system, and the process for obtaining ethical approval, please contact me  or our Faculty Research Officer, Katherine

Hannah Smithson
Chair of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Ethics Committee
Professor of Criminology and Youth Justice
Dept of Sociology and Criminology