Edinburgh Research Office

Key Funder policies

Links to the research ethics and integrity policy pages of the University's key funders of research.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), The Scottish Funding Council, Wellcome and The National Institute for Health Research are all signatories to the Universities UK (UUK) Concordat to Support Research Integrity.

Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity

The RCUK Policy and Guideline on the Governance of Good Research Conduct continue to apply for AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC and STFC investments.

RCUK Policy and Guidelines on the Governance of Good Research Conduct

URKI Funders

UK Research and Innovation 

UK Research and Innovation, Research Integrity Council Policies

UKRI is a signatory to the Universities UK (UUK) Concordat to support research integrity

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The RCUK Policy and Guidelines on the Governance of Good Research Conduct continues to apply for AHRC investments.

Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC)

The RCUK Policy and Guidelines on the Governance of Good Research Conduct continues to apply for BBSRC investments.

BBSRC ethical monitoring process

BBSRC Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice

Joint Code of Practice for Research

Managing Risks of Research Misuse policy (on BBSRC webpage)

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

The RCUK Policy and Guidelines on the Governance of Good Research Conduct continues to apply for EPSRC investments.

EPSRC Framework for Responsible Innovation

EPSRC's Scientific Misconduct Policy

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The RCUK Policy and Guidelines on the Governance of Good Research Conduct continues to apply for ESRC investments.

ESRC Framework for Research Ethics

Medical Research Council (MRC)

The RCUK Policy and Guidelines on the Governance of Good Research Conduct continues to apply for MRC investments.

MRC research integrity guidance

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

The RCUK Policy and Guidelines on the Governance of Good Research Conduct continues to apply for NERC investments.

NERC research integrity related policies

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

The RCUK Policy and Guidelines on the Governance of Good Research Conduct continues to apply for STFC investments.

STFC Ethics Policy

Funders & key organisations

 

British Academy British Academy Code of Practice for applications for Research Funding
Cancer Research UK

CRUK supports the Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Cancer Research UK Policies and Guidelines for Scientific Conduct

European Commission

European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

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

 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

NIRH research policies and guidelines

UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research

NIHR is a signatory to the UUK Research Concordat

The Royal Society Royal Society Research Integrity statement
Scottish Funding Council

SFC is a signatory to the Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Scottish Government

Guidance of social research contractors engaging with the Scottish Government - includes the ethical checklist

UK Government

BEIS ‘Rigour, Respect, Responsibility: a University Ethical Code for Scientists’

DFID commissioned Review of Ethics Principles and Guidance in Evaluation and Research

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome is a signatory to the Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Wellcome guidelines on good research practice

Wellcome research integrity related policies