All research projects involving human data or where research is classed as ‘sensitive’ must undergo an ethics review within the faculty.
Not to be confused with sensitive personal data, as defined by the Data Protection Act; data arising from sensitive research needs to be managed in accordance with DMU's Policy on Conducting Sensitive Research.
The definition of sensitive research encompasses a wide variety of research topics, but there are three broad research areas which would usually cause the research to be classified as ‘sensitive’:
Responsibilities for Ethical Research
"Within a framework of good governance and appropriate training, responsibility for the conduct of ethical research must ultimately lie with the researchers themselves."
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