Research Ethics Drop-In Sessions

Drop-in Sessions on Zoom

To assist research staff and students in continuing their work, we are running Zoom research ethics drop-in sessions for anyone who has questions or requires advice about human and animal ethics and rDNA monitoring. Attendees will enter a virtual “waiting room” on Zoom and will be assisted in a first come first served basis by someone from the research ethics team. 

When: See dates and times on the right hand side panel. We will continue to update this page with new dates.

Where: Please contact for a link to the Zoom session or any technical difficulties during the session.


PLEASE NOTE: In-person drop-in sessions are cancelled until further notice. Please email us to request a Zoom or phone consultation instead.


Event description

Join us at one of our Research Ethics Drop-in Sessions to meet the ethics team, talk through your ethics application, discuss training option and requirements and obtain advice and assistance on addressing feedback from an ethics committee. Research Ethics Officers will be available to answer questions and provide advice about the rDNA (the use of genetically modified organisms), human and animal ethics application processes. A veterinarian from the veterinary services team will be available to provide advice on developing humane endpoints, anaesthetics, analgesia etc.

How does it work?

  • Researchers will be spoken to on a first come, first served basis
  • If you have a sensitive or complex matter to discuss, please phone for a separate appointment with one of the team
  • You are encouraged to bring a draft of your application and questions about your application, or a plan of your project
  • Bring your laptop, if you have one
  • If you are applying for Ethics approval for the first time, there is information on where to begin on our website:

Session Times

We run drop-in sessions on the second Wednesday of each month. See the right-hand sidebar for upcoming dates.


Committee Room (Ground Floor)
Geography Building, Building 48A

Enter via the door on Linnaeus Way

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