Ethics Approval

Ethics approval has to be obtained from the Ethics Review Committee (ERC) of the FGS where required. Research projects should commence after obtaining approval from the Research Ethics Committee & Approved by FGS.

Please note that ERC, FGS/UOC accepts applications for ethical review only from students, research fellows, visiting researchers and the faculty (including extended faculty) of the FGS.

  • Projects dealing entirely with secondary data and literature need not go through ethics clearance process. Only projects dealing with human subjects are required to obtain ethics clearance.
  • Regarding student research projects, please submit your ethics application form ONLY after your final research proposal has been accepted by FGS.


Guidelines and Instructions  NEW
Declaration NEW
Download the Application  NEW 
Submission Check List –NEW
Detailed Research Proposal NEW
Research Proposal Summary NEW
Sample Information Sheet

Sample Consent Form 

Contact Information

Address  :

Prof. R. Senathiraja
Ethics Review Committee
Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of ColomboNo 35/30
Prof Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha
Colombo 07

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Tel            : +94-11 205 56 56