The University embraces and encourages the wide range of research activity with which staff and students engage. Research integrity is at the core of high-quality research.
All research at UWE Bristol should adhere to the highest ethical standards and any research which has the potential to raise significant ethical concerns must be submitted for independent ethical review. In any research involving people, their data or tissue, their dignity, rights, safety and wellbeing must be a significant consideration. Similarly, for any research involving animals, their welfare or the environment, ethics are underpinning concerns.
The University is required by the Concordat to Support Research Integrity (Universities UK, 2019) to have appropriate procedures for ensuring the integrity of research. Staff and students are also expected to carry out research in accordance with the UWE Bristol Code of Good Research Conduct (2022).
UWE Bristol Handbook of Research Ethics
The UWE Bristol Handbook of Research Ethics (PDF) sets out the policy, procedures and guidance for research ethics review at UWE Bristol.
Templates and guidance on participant information sheet, consent forms and privacy notices are available, together with guidance for researchers. See Policies, procedures and guidance.