The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures attaches great importance to research ethics and integrity and has developed rigorous procedures for ensuring proper ethical review and accountability.

Research ethics

The University is committed to maintaining the highest standards of research integrity.

The research ethics review process is designed to support researchers in managing risks associated with their research, and to ensure the highest professional standards in designing, conducting and disseminating research. The University of Edinburgh adheres to the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) Code of Practice for Research and the Universities UK (UUK) Concordat to Support Research Integrity

In line with the principles outlined in these documents, the University of Edinburgh has published the University Research Ethics Policy and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has developed the College Research Ethics Framework (CREF) and the College Research Integrity Framework (CRIF).

Staff and students in LLC should familiarise themselves with these policies before completing the LLC Research Ethics Checklist and, if required, the online Research Ethics, Integrity & Governance Application, which serves as the vehicle for formal research ethics review.