School of Health in Social Science

Research Ethics and Integrity

The School of Health in Social Science fosters a culture of responsible research conduct as part of our commitment to excellent research. 

The School takes a pro-active approach to research ethics and integrity; one designed to anticipate and offset potential problems. We encourage an ethics-aware culture and support all our researchers to consider ethics at the outset of the research process.

All research undertaken by staff and students under the auspices of the School of Health in Social Science requires prior ethical approval. On these pages, you will find information on:

  • how to complete and submit an ethics application form
  • who will be reviewing your application and how long it will take
  • information on research governance and sponsorship requirements
  • available training and support
  • who to contact if you need help  


Complete an ethics application form or request an amendment

How to complete and submit an ethics application through the School of Health in Social Science.

Researcher Responsibilities

As a researcher, you are responsible for ensuring your research adheres to policies and best practice guidance relating to the conduct of research.

Research ethics committee

The School Research Ethics Committee meets in person on a quarterly basis.

Sponsorship and Governance

Research Governance applies to any-health related research that involves humans, their tissue, and/or their data.

Research in International Contexts

The guidance available through these webpages is for researchers working internationally or in unfamiliar environments more generally. It contains University guidelines advice on health and safety.

Research Misconduct

Research carried out under the auspices of the School of Health in Social Science should always comply with the UK Research Integrity Office’s Code of Practice for Research.

Resources and Training

Find out about the training and resources available across the University and wider.