Brief progress reports (of less than a page) on all approved projects should be submitted to FREGC annually. The report should include:
- The actual start date of the project. If the project has not been started, please provide the reasons for the study not commencing.
- Is there a change in the expected completion date?
- Number of participants recruited to date; number of withdrawals and the reasons?
- Have there been any unexpected Serious Adverse Events in this study? If so, have they been reported to FREGC? If not, please describe the events and give reasons for late notification.
- Have any concerns arisen about the safety of participants in this study? If so, give details and say how the concerns have been addressed.
- Have any substantial amendments been made to the research methodology during the year? If so, please describe the amendments.
- Are there any other developments in the study that you wish to report to the committee?
- Are there any ethical issues on which further advice is required?
However, for applications involving IRAS/LA approval or projects funded by external bodies (e.g. research councils) where an annual progress report is required, you may submit a copy of such a report to FREGC to satisfy the requirement of research governance.
For all PhD/Prof D projects registered with the University of Brighton, an annual monitoring procedure is already in place and FREGC will not repeat this procedure. However, the supervisor will inform the committee of any significant changes in methodology and unexpected serious adverse events, or if the student has withdrawn or suspended the study. Any revision in the completion time of the project should be notified to FREGC.
A brief final report (of less than a page) should be submitted to FREGC within one year of the conclusion of the research.