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 (effective from 15th May 2018)
Declaration –NEW (effective from 15th May 2018)
Download the Application – NEW (effective from 15th May 2018)
Submission Check List –NEW (effective from 15th May 2018)
Detailed Research Proposal –NEW
Research Proposal Summary –NEW
Sample Information Sheet
Sample Consent Form
|Address :||Dr. Achala Jayatilleke
Ethics Review Committee
Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Colombo
Prof Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha
Upcoming ERC Meeting Dates – 2018
Month Closing Date for Applications Meeting Date
May 28-04-2018 16-05-2018
June 31-05-2018 20-06-2018
July 30-06-2018 18-07-2018
August 31-07-2018 15-08-2018
September 31-08-2018 19-09-2018
October 29-09-2018 17-10-2018
November 31-10-2018 21-11-2018
December 30-11-2018 19-12-2018