Imperial has adopted a risk-based application process ensuring that research is submitted to a suitable level of review based on the level of risk posed. This streamlined process will require the researcher to think through and explain the ethical risks associated with their project, allowing the researcher to make the initial judgement on the risk level and complete the appropriate sections of the new application form. The research ethics risk checklist [Word] can help determine whether your research is considered high or low risk.

The application process differs for undergraduates and postgraduates/staff. Find out more via the category applicable to you: