The University recognises that all excellent research and enterprise needs to be underpinned by the highest standards of practice and confidence in both the integrity of its undertaking and the institutional systems for ensuring these occur. 

The University has a rich and diverse profile of research and enterprise activity across a broad range of subjects. 

The Research and Enterprise Integrity Framework is the University’s primary regulatory and compliance document for research and enterprise integrity. It is the way in which the University ensures research and enterprise is conducted according to the highest standards of integrity.

Research governance is the robust management and monitoring of research within the context of the Research & Enterprise Integrity Framework. Research ethics play an important role in research governance. It is a set of principles aimed at ensuring the rights, dignity, safety and well-being of researchers, research participants, sentient animals, data subjects - and of society in general. These principles guide all research activities undertaken at, on behalf of, or under the auspices of the University, from its inception through to completion, the publication of results and beyond.

Research Ethics Application Forms

Research Space: Ethics & Governance Monitor will alert you to the forms that you need to upload. Don't forget that all applications require a completed and approved Research Health & Safety Risk Assessment.

Faculty Ethics Panel Meeting Dates

Where an Ethics Panel review is required for your application the following Panel dates apply. Please plan the timing of your application accordingly:

  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Education
    • Applications are reviewed upon receipt.
  • Faculty of Medicine, Health & Social Care
    • Applications are reviewed upon receipt.
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering & Social Sciences
    • Applications are reviewed upon receipt.
  • Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology
    • Panels are held monthly. Please contact the Salomons Institute Administration Team for availability. Booking for each panel is required.