Central University Research Ethics Committee

The Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC) has overall responsibility for the development of the University’s policy on research involving human participants and personal data, and for the University’s ethical review process.

CUREC does not provide ethical review or approval of individual research project applications. Such applications should be sent to the relevant CUREC subcommittee. Further information about how and where to apply for ethical review is available on the research ethics pages.

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Membership as at MT 2022 is as follows

The Committee considers ethical issues regarding research involving human participants and personal data only.

  Name Conditions of appointment Until
[1] Mr Robert Hannigan, Warden of Wadham (Chair)

A person appointed by Council who shall Chair the committee

MT 2026
[2] Junior Proctor, Dr Linda Flores, Harris Manchester College One of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them ex officio
[3] Professor Klaus Ebmeier, Department of Psychiatry The Chair of the Medical Sciences Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee ex officio
[4] Professor Lucie Cluver, Department of Social Policy and Intervention The Chair of the Social Sciences Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee ex officio
[5] Professor Kevin Marsh, St Cross The Chair of the Oxford Tropical Research Ethics Committee ex officio
[6] Vacancy (vice Mr Stuart Farr) Two external persons appointed by the Research & Innovation Committee of Council MT 2026
[7] Vacancy (vice Dr Donna Chambers) As above MT 2025
[8] Vacancy (vice Ms Jacqueline Broadhead) Up to six persons appointed by the Research & Innovation Committee of Council to ensure appropriate representation of areas of research involving human participants or personal data MT 2026
[9] Dr Kate Blackmon, Merton As above MT 2026
[10] Associate Professor Liam Gearon, Department of Education
Harris Manchester
As above MT 2023
[11] Dr Angeliki Kerasidou, Nuffield Department of Population Health As above MT 2023
[12] Professor Sarah Rowland-Jones, Christ Church As above MT 2023
[13] Vacancy As above MT 2026
Co-opted (The committee may co-opt up to four additional members, who may be internal or external, and who shall hold office for such period as the committee may determine)
  Associate Professor Guy Kahane, Faculty of Philosophy, Pembroke    HT 2023

Secretary: Council Secretariat (Gemma Jacobs)

Queries should be addressed to the Committee

Date Time Deadline for papers Venue
24 November 2022 2.30 pm 14 November 2022 TBC
21 February 2023 11.00 am 13 February 2023 TBC
23 May 2023 11.00 am 15 May 2023 TBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulations


For the regulations of CUREC, please click here:

Regulations

Contact us


CUREC Secretary:

curec@admin.ox.ac.uk

Medical Sciences Inter-Divisional Research Ethics Committee (MS IDREC):

(Primarily for researchers from the medical sciences, where the research does not require review by the National Health Service ethics review service; depending on research methodology, also the mathematical, physical and life sciences)

Dr Helen Barnby-Porritt, MS IDREC Manager, Research Services, University of Oxford, Boundary Brook House, Churchill Drive, Headington, Oxford OX3 7GB

Email: ethics@medsci.ox.ac.uk Tel: 01865 (6)16577.

MS IDREC webpage: https://researchsupport.admin.ox.ac.uk/governance/ethics/apply/msidrec

Social Sciences and Humanities Inter-Divisional Research Ethics Committee (SSH IDREC):

(Primarily for researchers in the social sciences and humanities)

Ms Jennifer Blaikie, SSH IDREC Manager, Research Services, University of Oxford, Boundary Brook House, Churchill Drive, Headington, Oxford OX3 7GB

Email: ethics@socsci.ox.ac.uk. Tel: 01865 (6)16578.

SSH IDREC webpage: https://researchsupport.admin.ox.ac.uk/governance/ethics/apply/sshidrec

Oxford Tropical Research Ethics Committee (OxTREC):

(Primarily for medical research taking place outside the EU, or if the research is funded by the US National Institutes of Health or another US federal funding agency)

Dr Rosemary Musesengwa, OxTREC Manager, Research Services, Boundary Brook House, Churchill Drive, Headington, Oxford OX3 7GB

Email: oxtrec@admin.ox.ac.uk. Tel: 01865 (2)82585.

OxTREC webpage: https://researchsupport.admin.ox.ac.uk/governance/ethics/apply/oxtrec