Diolch am roi cynnig ar fersiwn 'beta' ein gwefan newydd. Mae'n waith ar y gweill, byddwn yn ychwanegu gwasanaethau newydd dros yr wythnosau nesaf, felly cymerwch gip a gadewch i ni wybod beth yw eich barn chi.
MetREC should ensure that policies, considerations, standards and safeguards are applied appropriately and for the purpose of safeguarding the rights, dignity, welfare and safety of people participating in research. It should ensure that any risks involved in conducting and participating in research are appropriate and proportionate to the potential benefit of the research.
The role of MetREC is to assure operational delivery conducted as scientific research. If operational changes are made without consideration for scientific evaluation, this falls outside the scope of MetREC and any ethical implications must be addressed elsewhere. Examples of research that should be submitted to MetREC include:
where a policing operation or intervention is introduced or removed selectively or via randomisation in order to evaluate that operation/intervention;
where police officers, victims, suspects or offenders are interviewed or consulted (e.g., by questionnaires, focus groups, etc.) for the purpose of research;
where research is undertaken by the MPS to assess or understand old or new technologies, strategies, practices, behaviours, or approaches to policing;
where the allocation of resources is altered, based on data, in order to evaluate that allocation;
where research is undertaken which may impact on the trust of communities in the MPS.
If you are sponsoring, undertaking or otherwise participating in research, you should contact us for advice on how to secure ethical approval for that research. The Faculty of Research act as the main point of contact for all research in the MPS, and further advice can be gained from either Chief Inspector Ben Linton or Paul W Clarke.
MetREC is chaired by Dr Daniel Sokol, a barrister and ethicist known for his academic and journalistic writings on the ethics of medicine. He formally sat on the Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee and the MPS is delighted that he will be chairing this committee.
Dr Daniel Sokol (Chair)
12 King’s Bench Walk
Professor Emma McCoy
Professor of Statistics
Imperial College London
Dr Katrin Müeller-Johnson
Associate Professor of Criminology
University of Oxford
Dr Paolo Campana
University Lecturer in Criminology and Complex Networks
University of Cambridge
Dr Paul McFarlane
Senior Teaching Fellow in Security & Crime Science