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.

Ethics & Integrity hub

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

Read more

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.

Research Integrity decision tool

The University Research Ethics Committee

Learn more about the committee and their key tasks. 

Find information about the Committee

Safeguarding in research

Information and resources relating to our Preventing Harm in Research and Innovation (Safeguarding) Policy.

Learn more about our safeguarding policy

Animal research

Read about research involving animals at the University. 

Animal research

Compliance with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Statement to Council

Read our statement to Council from November 2021.

Download the Statement to Council (PDF, 157kB)

University research integrity statement

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.

Read the statement

Contact

Please email researchintegrity@sheffield.ac.uk