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Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-Committee

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Parent body: Research and Enterprise Committee

The overarching responsibility of the Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-Committee [REISC] is to promote a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers.  Reflecting this, it has the interlinked functions of (a) providing support and advice to researchers and others on matters relating to research integrity[1] and (b) ensuring that any ethics issues associated with research projects conducted by College staff or students of any level (and whether externally or internally funded), have been appropriately considered, addressed, and approved before the projects begin.

All matters listed below for which it gives formal approval or undertakes a monitoring function are reported to Research and Enterprise Committee [REC].

[1] in accordance with The Concordat to Support Research Integrity (Universities UK, 2012)

Terms of Reference

  1. To keep under review College guidelines on issues related to research integrity, with a view to ensuring that research conducted under the aegis of the College complies with recognised research integrity standards; that the public, staff and students are protected from harm; and that the reputation of the College is safeguarded.
  2. To advise and make recommendations to REC concerning changes to relevant College guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  3. To establish and implement procedures for reviewing and evidencing the integrity of research projects carried out by staff and students within the College.
  4. To assess the ethical and other integrity-related issues raised by projects submitted to it for consideration, and to grant or withhold approval from such projects.[1]

[1] Note: An application will not be rejected without allowing the applicant the opportunity of either discussing the application with the Committee or of making acceptable amendments to the application, whichever is appropriate. Approval of schemes may be subject to the approval of any other institution concerned.

Members

Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-Committee [REISC] Membership

Composition
Member
Term

Chair: Academic Director for Research Policy

Professor Simon McVeigh

ex officio

Two independent members appointed by the Warden

Vacancy

-

Dr Kieran Fenby-Hulse

to 2018 (eot)

Academic lead for Early Career researchers

Professor Janis Jefferies

ex officio

Research Office Representative

Ms Tracy Banton

ex officio

One member of academic staff from each School

Dr Michael Banissy [Psychology]

to 2019 (eot)

Professor Sophie Day [Anthopology]

to 2019

Dr Pia Pichler [ECL]

to 2020 (eot)

Up to six additional members of academic staff

Professor Claudia Bernard [STaCS]

to 2018 (eot)

Dr Anna Traianou [Education]

to 2018 (eot)

Professor Marsha Rosengarten [Sociology]

to 2018

Mr Steve Keirl [Design]

to 2018

Dr Alex Watson [History]

to 2018

Ms Nicole Wolf [Visual Cultures]

to 2018

Two student representatives

Mr Joseph Tema

ex officio

vacancy

ex officio

Secretary

Ms Karen Rumsey

Terms of office on committees are for three years, renewable for three further years. If the letters "eot" appear against a person's name in a membership listing, this indicates that he or she will reach the maximum term as a member of the body concerned on 31 August in the year specified.

Minutes

For minutes please contact governance@gold.ac.uk