PhD Life Research Methods

Ethics Committee Approval

This post was originally published at the PhD Life blog on the 16th of May 2012, see here for the comments on this post.

For those of you that are familiar with conducting research with human participants, you are probably familiar with the research ethics committees based at the University. Almost everyone I know in the academic sphere seems to have a word or two to say about ethics committees. But I’m not here to rant; I’m here to share my utter relief at gaining an approval after a three week wait, and I think this calls for a mini-online celeberation with a slice of 0-calorie-cake:

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As you’ve probbaly figured by now, no, I’m sorry, it will not pop out of your screen and land on your desk … 😉

Back to the topic (cakes are distracting), have you had experience of undergoing ethical approval for your study? How was the experience for you?