All research that is carried out by Birkbeck staff and students that involves intervention or interaction with human participants, or the collection and / or study of data derived from living human participants, requires ethical approval. This is so no matter where the investigations are carried out. (See http://www.bbk.ac.uk/rgco/policy/ethics.shtml for further information).
Members of the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with and observe the code of conduct and ethical principles laid down by their relevant professional body, e.g.:
- British Sociological Association
- Social Research Association
- British Psychological Society
- British Sociological Society
- ESRC Guidelines
Members of the School should ensure that everyone for whom they are responsible in their Department and to whom the code and principles apply, observes them.