Ethics Application Submission

Applicants are requested to take the following steps in submitting an application to the committee:

1. Apply to the committee by submitting

  • The University's Stage 1 Self-Assessment Form (standard form or student form) and the Project Questionnaire
    This is available on the Research Support Office (RSO) website and must be signed by you, the Head of Division (or delegate) and, if you are a student, by your academic supervisor.
  • The completed FHMREC application form.
  • Your full research proposal (background, literature review, methodology and detailed methods, ethical considerations).
  • All accompanying research materials such as, but not limited to:
    • Advertising materials (posters, e-mails)
    • Letters of invitation to participate
    • Participant information sheets
    • Consent Forms
    • Questionnaires, surveys, demographic sheets
    • Interview schedules, interview question guides, focus group scripts
    • Debriefing sheets, resource lists

2. Create a single PDF document of all application materials.

3. Submit one signed paper copy of the full application materials

If you are a student, the paper copy of the application form must be signed by your Academic Supervisor.

4. Applications must be submitted by the stated Committee meeting deadline, to:

Diane Hopkins
Faculty of Health and Medicine
B14, Furness College
Lancaster University

5. If required, be available to attend the committee meeting, by telephone if necessary, on the day that the application is considered.


For questions about the logistics of the application process, or about ethical issues and application content, please contact the Secretary of the Committee, Diane Hopkins, at the FHM office.