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Ethical Conduct of Research

University Statement on the Ethical Conduct of Research

University of Warwick Ethical Framework

The University of Warwick is committed to advancing and safeguarding the highest academic and ethical standards in all its research activities. The University’s Research Governance and Ethics Committee has oversight of the University’s governance and ethical policies and procedures and ensures ethical conduct of research across the University through the Research Code of Practice, and the Code of Practice for the Investigation of Research Misconduct.

The University is further committed to supporting researchers with emerging issues in relation to ethics across all research fields. The University expects that staff and students will behave ethically and professionally in all their activities. It is the responsibility of staff and students to consider the ethical implications of their research using the Research Code of Practice and all relevant guidelines of appropriate professional bodies to assist them in fulfilling their obligations.

University of Warwick Commitment

The University of Warwick is committed to conducting all its research in compliance with the UUK Concordat to support research integrity (2019)Link opens in a new window.

The University subscribes to the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO)Link opens in a new window, an independent charity, which offers support to further good practice in academic, scientific and medical research.

All University of Warwick research must be conducted within its research governance framework and in accordance with the following standards of good practice:

Declaration of HelsinkiLink opens in a new window

Singapore Statement on Research IntegrityLink opens in a new window

UKRI policy on the governance of good research practice (GRP)Link opens in a new window

European Code of Conduct for Research IntegrityLink opens in a new window

University of Warwick Ethical Approval

The dignity, rights, safety and well-being of participants must be the primary consideration in any research project. Any University of Warwick student or member of staff, who wishes to undertake research involving human participants, their data and/or tissue must obtain appropriate ethical approval.

Ethical approval only covers the work for which approval has been sought. Any further approval must be applied for, should a study be extended or changed and/or further use of samples or data be required from a study which has already been completed.

Please visit our Research Ethics Committees web pages for further details.

University of Warwick Related Policies and Guidelines

Whistleblowing Code of PracticeLink opens in a new window

University Information Management Policy FrameworkLink opens in a new window

Health and Safety Policy & GuidelinesLink opens in a new window

Research Compliance GuidelinesLink opens in a new window