Research and Engagement

Research Ethics and Integrity

The University of Edinburgh is committed to ensuring that research ethics, integrity and governance have a high profile and are firmly embedded in the University's ethos and culture.

The College has a research ethics framework. All research activities must comply with these guidelines. This framework for ethical conduct of research is guided by principles of: dignity, respect, care for others, honesty, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness and leadership.

Please note that these principles apply equally to staff and students in the College.

Ethics resources for researchers and students



Who should I contact?

CAHSS Research Ethics and Governance Team


Telephone number: +44 (0) 131 651 3916

College Associate Dean (Research Ethics & Integrity)

Dr Sudeepa Abeysinghe


Telephone number: +44 (0) 131 651 3916


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