Ethical approval must be gained for any piece of research to be undertaken by any student or member of staff of FBS-UNN.  Approval must also be gained by any external researcher who wishes to use FBS-UNN students or staff as participants in their research.


All applicants (including external researchers) should submit the completed form to the Secretary to the FBS-UNN Research Ethics Panel ( and copy the Chairman (  You should not proceed with any aspect of your research which involves the use of participants, or the use of data which is not in the public domain, until you have been granted Ethical Approval. 


The person who completes this form (the applicant) will normally be the Principal Investigator (in the case of staff research) or the student (in the case of student research).  In other cases of collaborative research, e.g. an undergraduate group project, one member should be given responsibility for applying for ethical approval.  For class exercises involving research, the module coordinator should complete the application and secure approval.


You should read FBS-UNN’s chapter on “Research Ethics: Regulations, Procedures, and Guidelines” before completing the form (See attached Research Ethics Policy).


The completed form should be typed rather than handwritten. Electronic signatures should be used and the form should be submitted electronically to the email addresses above.


Also attach the proof of your payment of the required Ethical Clearance fee of N5000.00 (Five thousand Naira only) into the Faculty account, with the details below:


Account name: Bioscience Conference

Account Number: 5700031706

Bank Name: Fidelity Bank Plc.



Click on Ethical Clearance Form to Download