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Subject Area Research Ethics Leads (SARELS)

This is a new role created to expand capacity across the School for dealing with ethical and related data management issues. These new roles are intended to increase capacity for dealing with ethical review, to provide more integration and oversight of staff and student ethics processes, to contribute to promoting good practice in research ethics across the School, as well as contributing to the development of strategy around ethics. The appointees will work closely with the Deputy Director of Research Ethics (DDoR Ethics). These roles are appointed by the Head of School in consultation with the DDoR Ethics. The appointments are normally for a period of three years.  Appointees will normally be active in research and not solely desk-based research.

Areas of responsibility

Strategy and development

  • To work together with DDoR (Ethics), the DDoR (Data Management), the Director of Research, as well as the Research Support Office and other members of the Research Management Team as necessary, in order to promote best practice around ethics and data management in the School
  • To contribute to the development of School strategy around ethics and data management

Research ethics: staff

  • To review and sign off level 1 applications (from across the School; not all in own subject area)
  • To  work with DDR Ethics for review and sign-off of level 2 applications (from across the School; not all in own subject area)
  • To act as the lead to coordinate the review and sign-off of around 1 or 2 level 3 reviews per year (from across the School; not all in own subject area) and to be available to sit on the panel for other level 3 reviews if appropriate
  • To act as a point of contact for ethics queries at subject level

Research Ethics: students (within own subject area)

  • To liaise with relevant Subject Area and School UG, PGT, PGR leads
  • To liaise with Subject Area supervisors, and provide guidance on SSPS research ethics processes and requirements
  • To check signoff of all Subject Area UG and PG student ethics applications by their supervisors or other staff
  • To provide advice on level 2 ethics applications to Subject Area supervisors
  • To act as the lead to coordinate the review and sign-off of level 3 reviews for students and to be available to sit on the panel for other level 3 reviews, or project set-up meetings, if appropriate, in conjunction with DDoR (Ethics)
  • To participate in planning for support for student projects at level 2 and level3

Ongoing

  • To participate in induction and training for the role
  • To participate in an ethics and data management committee meeting, approximately monthly in term time (may be virtual or face-to-face)
  • To contribute to the ongoing development of ethical practice in the School, including around data management, identifying emerging issues, addressing gaps in provision, proposing solutions etc
  • To manage the ethics email box, where ethics applications will be forwarded from the RSO
  • To carry out other emerging tasks related to ethics and data management as appropriate

Current SARELS from September 2018

Subject Area

Contact

Current SAREL

CAS

ethics-cas@ed.ac.uk

Dr Jose-Maria Munoz

Lecturer in African Studies & International Development

School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

2.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD

+44 (0) 131 650 6970 

PIR

ethics-PIR@ed.ac.uk

Dr Kristen Hopewell (Semester 1)

[Charlotte Rommerskirchen S2]

Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy

4th Floor, Room 4.03 18 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh UK EH8 9LN

+44 (0)131 650 4245  

Social Anthropology

ethics-SocAnth@ed.ac.uk

Dr John Harries

Senior Teaching Fellow and Deputy Director of the Undergraduate School (Progression and Student Experience)

5.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD

+44 (0)131 651 3065  

Social Policy

ethics-socialpolicy@ed.ac.uk

Dr Anna Pultar

Career Development Fellow

Social Policy School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 9LD  

Social Work

ethics-socialwork@ed.ac.uk

Dr Jackie Gulland

Lecturer in Social Work

2.09 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD

+44 (0)131 650 8256  

Sociology

ethics-sociology@ed.ac.uk

Professor Liz Stanley

Professor of Sociology

6.22 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh EH8 9LD, UK

++44 (0)131 651 3139  

STIS

ethics-stis@ed.ac.uk

Dr Lukas Engelmann

Chancellor's Fellow - History and Sociology of Biomedicine

Science Technology and Innovation Studies,

School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh  

2.92 Old Surgeons' Hall High School Yards Edinburgh UK EH1 1LZ

+44 (0)1316506367  

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