Ethics and integrity
Find policies, guidance and information about aspects of research integrity and research ethics.
For staff and students
Please see our internal pages for more detailed guidance.
Good Research & Innovation Practices
We undertake excellent research that requires rigour, respect and responsibility - integrity as well as intellect.
Our Good Research and Innovation Practices (GRIP) policy describes the principles and good practices governing all the University's research and innovation (R&I) activities, as well as what the University means by unacceptable R&I practices.
Download the full GRIP policy (PDF, 495kB)
Further policies, guidance and information about aspects of research integrity and research ethics can be found using the links on this page.
Research Ethics Policy
Our Research Ethics Policy governs research involving human participants, personal data and human tissue. It sets out:
- principles, including participants' rights and researchers' obligations
- the research ethics review and approval procedure
- how and when research ethics approvals from other institutions can be used
Report a research integrity concern
This form is designed to help you to decide how you should raise any concerns you may have regarding potential research misconduct.
The University Research Ethics Committee
Learn more about the committee and their key tasks.
Safeguarding in research
Information and resources relating to our Preventing Harm in Research and Innovation (Safeguarding) Policy.
Read about research involving animals at the University.
Compliance with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity
Annual Research Integrity Statement to Council
Read our statement to Council from November 2022.
Download the Statement to Council (PDF, 200KB)
Statement on who to contact regarding research integrity and research safeguarding
Statement regarding responsibility for overseeing research integrity and research safeguarding within the University and the first point of contact for research integrity and research safeguarding matters.
Download the University research integrity statement (Word, 15.5kB)
Research integrity statement of cooperation
Read the Russell Group Statement of Cooperation in respect of cross-institutional research misconduct investigations.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org