The Ethics Review System manages the complete ethics review process including application, review, and approval. It facilitates effective management by encouraging and enforcing a robust process, and automation of certain tasks results in improved turnaround times.
The system has been developed with the University of Sheffield's Research, Partnerships and Innovation service, who oversee research ethics for around 39,000 staff and students. Since launching at Sheffield in 2014 it has been used to efficiently process over 32,000 applications.
Personalised dashboards indicate required actions
Supporting documentation can be easily uploaded
Notifications guide users through the process
Amendments and additions are clearly highlighted
Reviewers can record comments alongside a specific question, providing applicants with clear
feedback about required changes.
Amendments and additions are tracked and highlighted, enabling reviewers to save time when
Reviewers and administrators have a personalised dashboard showing precisely what actions
they need to take for any given application.
Applications can be completed by a group of authors, with all co-applicants able to have edit privileges.
Statistics such as current review workload and average turnaround time help administrators to
assign the most suitable reviewers.
The notifications feature, with optional email alerts, promptly informs users when they have
actions to carry out.
The process each application follows is determined automatically based on the risk assigned to
it, with the option to use separate routes for staff and students.
The questions on the application form can be customised to fit your institution’s review process.
The system is web-based, allowing users to have access wherever they are and using both
desktop and mobile devices.
The appearance of the system can be customised to share the branding of your institution.
The system is hosted on a secure cloud platform which is compliant with data protection legislation and uses servers located in the UK.
We can integrate with your institution's IT services so that users are able to log in with familiar details.
We frequently update the system to ensure the safety of your data, which is stored securely and accessed using encrypted channels.
Our online Ethics Review System is a fully-hosted service, meaning you only need to focus on your users and content.
To keep things simple we offer a flat pricing structure as follows:
First year's licence fee
Total cost for the first year
£22,000.00 excluding VAT
Annual licence fee2
£9,500.00 excluding VAT
1. Includes applying your institution's branding and customising questions to your requirements.
2. The annual licence fee may be subject to a fair and reasonable increase each year.
Please note: We can only provide this software to organisations located within the United Kingdom.
If you would like to ask a question about our Ethics Review System or request a demo, please contact us and a member of our team will be happy to help.