12 Days of SoTL: Day 08


Ethics is always necessary when undertaking (non-clinical) research which involves people.

Questions that usually need to be addressed are:

  • Why are you undertaking the research?
    • Your rationale.
  • How do you plan to undertake the research?
    • Methodology
    • Methods
  • Who are you participants?
    • How do you choose them?
  • Are there any risks for your participants?
    • If so how do you plan on mitigating these?
  • How and where do you store your data?


You need to develop a participant information form, also called a plain language statement, which is for the participants to keep.

You also need to develop a consent form, asking for consent for each of the research methods and this is for your to keep.

#TeamUofG Ethics Committees

Each of the colleges has it’s own ethics committee, whilst the information about ethics is on the websites:

The actual application forms and process is handled under MyCampus Business Systems. If you do not see an Ethics option under business systems please contact the helpdesk and asked to be added: https://www.gla.ac.uk/selfservice

Further Resources

The library jigsaw webinars are running this week! Why not join and find out how the library can support your SoTL activities? https://event.bookitbee.com/university-of-glasgow-library-events

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.