Research ethics

Research ethics

UCA is committed to supporting good practice in research and scholarly activity. Conducting research in accordance with ethical principles is of fundamental importance.

As a researcher at whatever level, whether undergraduate, postgraduate or staff, your research project needs considering in ethical terms. To help with this, we have devised the Tier 1 checklist, which will lead you through key questions on the ethical points to consider for your research project. You can discuss any ethical implications with your Tutor, Course Leader or Supervisor as appropriate, and we ask all researchers to confirm that they have read the UCA Research Ethics Code of Practice, as part of the Tier 1 checklist. You may not need any further review, and your Tutor, Course Leader, Course Committee or Supervisor can approve, sign and file your Tier 1 form with your School/Department. You can then start your research.

If, however, further ethical consideration is necessary (the Tier 1 checklist will help you with this decision) you will need to complete the Tier 2 checklist. This form leads you through the key areas of consideration and must be discussed and signed by your Tutor, Course Leader, Course Committee or Supervisor as appropriate, and submitted to the University Research and Enterprise Committee for approval.

You can find the UCA Research Ethics Code of Practice and Tier 1 and Tier 2 checklist on our website. For further information contact the Research office at roffice@uca.ac.uk.

It is important to remember that you must not start your research until granted ethical approval.

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