Governance & Strategic Planning

Integrity policies of key funders

Links to the Research Ethics and Integrity policy pages of the University's key funders of research

Main Funders of University Research

Research Councils UK, Scottish Funding Council, Wellcome Trust and National Institute for Health Research are all signatories to the Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity.

Funder Link to website
Research Councils UK  

RCUK ethics and integrity policy and guidelines

RCUK is a signatory to the UUK Research Concordat

              Arts and Humanities Research Council AHRC specific guidance
              Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council

BBSRC Ethical Monitoring process

Bioscience for Society Strategy Advisory Panel

Managing risks of research misuse policy

Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice

Joint Code of Practice for Research The website lists the public bodies funding research that are signatories

           Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC Framework for Responsible Innovation
           Economic and Social Research Council

ESRC Framework for Research Ethics

ESRC Research Misconduct Policy

            Medical Research Council MRC policies include those on use of animals, research ethics and misconduct
            Natural Environment Research Council

NERC Policies

includes those on use of animals, research ethics and misconduct

            Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC Research Ethics Policy
British Academy

Code of Practice for applications for research funding (inc statements on its expecations relating to research integrity and ethics)

The British Academ endorses the UUK Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Scottish Funding Council

SFC  is a signatory to the UUK Research Concordat

Concordat to support research integrity [PDF]

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Guidelines on Good Research Practice

Wellcome research policy home page

Wellcome Trust is a signatory to the UUK  Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Cancer Research UK

Guidelines for Scientific Conduct

CRUK supports the UUK's Concordat to Support Research Integrity

 National Institute for Health Research

NIHR Research Governance page 

NIHR is a signatory to the UUK Research Concordat

 European Commission

Ethical framework for EU funded research (covers Framework 7 and Horizon 2020)

European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (link to pdf; published March 2017)

European Research Ethics online resource

Leverholme Research Grant Funding guidance includes information on the research Leverholme does not fund