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Durham University

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Ethics Committees

Ethics Advisory Committee

Ethics Advisory Committee is a joint governance committee of Senate and Council. It is chaired by the a lay member of University Council. It has overall responsibility for setting out ethical standards and assuring that University activities are undertaken in accordance with them. Day to day responsibility for ethical review of research and for the implementation of processes is devolved to the Faculties and ultimately to Departments. Please see below for further information on Ethics Advisory Committee.

  1. Ethics Advisory Committee Standing Orders
  2. Ethics Policy

Faculty Ethics Committees

Each of the Faculties has a Faculty Ethics Sub-Committee which manages much of the assurance of departmental activities and their co-ordination.

Arts & Humanities Ethics Committee

Business Faculty Ethics Committee

Science Faculty Ethics Committee

Social Sciences & Health Ethics Committee

Departmental Ethics Committees

Project level approval and review is undertaken by Departmental Ethics Committees.

Animal Welfare Ethical Review Board (AWERB)

AWERB is reponsible for review of all work involving animals. It is chaired by the University Secretary as University License Holder. Please see below for further information regarding AWERB.