Security-Sensitive Research

The University has a Policy and Process for Managing Security-Sensitive Research (including learning and teaching activities which involve an element of research or academic enquiry) which seeks to:

  • Ensure the welfare of staff and, in particular, students who undertake security-sensitive research, recognising the potentially radicalising and/or distressing effects of viewing security-sensitive material;
  • Protect staff and students undertaking legitimate research from misinterpretation by the authorities (which may result in legal sanction).

This Policy and Process applies to any research involving groups that are on the Home Office list of 'Proscribed terrorist groups or organisations'.

Further information can be found on the Research Services webpages: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/rs/ethicsandintegrity/security-sensitive-research