Research Environment and Ethics
Roehampton University is committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical performance within its research, practice and teaching. The Ethics Committee, as a committee of Senate, is charged with ensuring that the University meets its obligations and observes best practice in this area.
Please find full information on Ethics policy and procedure on the webpages below:
- Making an Ethics Application
- Assessment Process
- Ethical Responsibilities
- Health and Safety Risk Assessment for Ethics Applications
- Ethics Contacts
- Ethics Forms and Guidelines
- External Training and Useful Links
- Undergraduate/ MA/ MSc Students (please note that these applications and information should not be sent to the Ethics Officer)
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Roehampton and the Concordat to Support Research Integrity
As a signatory of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, the University of Roehampton is committed to maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research. The UUK Concordat to Support Research Integrity provides a comprehensive national framework for good research conduct and its governance. We are committed to the following principles:
- Maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research;
- Ensuring that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards;
- Supporting a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers;
- Using transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct should they arise;
- Working together to strengthen the integrity of research and to review process regularly and openly.
Responsibility for commitment to these principles lies with the University as an employer, external organisations involved in our research such as funders, and individual researchers. The University promotes an organisational culture in which the highest standards of personal conduct are encouraged and expected, and ensures that research integrity is embedded in the research environment through leadership and supporting infrastructure. The University takes appropriate actions, in line with the relevant policies, in instances where there are allegations or discoveries of research misconduct or fraud.
The Deputy Provost for Research and External Engagement has responsibility for ensuring that the University of Roehampton meets its obligations and observes best practice in research integrity.
Anyone who has any concerns or wishes to raise any issues in relation to research and its integrity at the University should contact the University Registrar. Further information can be found in the Public Interest Disclosure Policy.