School of CS newsletterPublished: Tuesday, 09 April 2019
Weekly newsletter for the School of CS
[ top ]News from Head of School
To apply, please complete the online application form. For the main competition the application deadline is Friday, 24th May 2019 with two further deadlines of Friday 28th October 2019 and Friday 14th February 2020 should any funding still be available. The online form will note whether the fund is still available for applications.The review panel will review all applications and you will be contacted via email within a month of the competition closing.
Any questions, please contact the Social Responsibility Team.
Thank you to all those that participated in the School’s charity auction, either by donating items or bidding for those items. This year the money raised will be used for project Malawi – this is the third year of this endeavor, where staff and students go out to Malawi - teaching computer science things in village schools. A total of £650 was raised, which is a jolly good effort!
[ top ]News and announcements
Involved in science and engineering? We want you to share your story and inspire the future generations. Take a quick video of yourself answering 5 questions about you, and your journey into STEM. Here is an #AskAQuestion video from Ben Parslew, Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering: #AskAQuestion Ben Parslew
2019 – 2020 Academic Diaries and Year Planners will be available through e-Marketplace from week commencing 8th April 2019. If you need one ordering then please contact ACSO.
[ top ]Events
[ top ]Research News
Ethical considerations can arise in many circumstances when conducting research and it's important to consider if they may apply to your research particularly with interdisciplinarity and interaction outside of academia at the forefront of the research agenda.
Contrary to popular belief ethical issues do not only arise if you are working in clinical or health related research with human or animal tissue. Other areas that may attract the requirement for ethical review include:
- the participation of human subjects including observation and/or the collection/use of personal data (eg. relating to housing, working environment, lifestyles, preferences and attitudes)
- Potential or actual application of research findings to cause harm or infringe privacy (eg. defence, surveillance)
- Impact on and/or risk of environmental damage ie. beyond what is covered by standard health and safety procedures in the lab
- Sensitive information , techniques, materials or findings especially if these could be used to cause harm through misuse
- Involvement of associates/sponsors/participants who have associations or interests which could impede or be perceived to impede the impartiality of the research process from it's design through to any publication or exploitation of findings.
- Sponsors or associates with a controversial ethical record
- Physical or psychological risk to the researcher's well being over and above the standard health and safety procedure for laboratory work
- Activities being conducted overseas or involving collaborators overseas particularly in countries considered to have emerging economies or operate under regimes with poor human rights records or that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office deem to be dangerous. These countries may also be currently under trade embargoes which can raise some specific issues for your proposed collaboration.
This is not an exhaustive list but is intended to try and give a flavour of the types of situations under which ethical review would potentially be required. Ethical issues can be complex and so you should think about whether your research may raise them as early as possible in the formulation of your project idea. If you are unsure you should consult the University's Research ethics and governance pages where you will find help and support including a useful online tool to assist you in assessing whether or not ethical approval is required for your project.
You can also contact me as a first port of call if you are unclear about where to get support (firstname.lastname@example.org x56126)