College of Science & Engineering

Other Codes of Practice

Links to other University of Edinburgh Research Ethics Webpages, as well as other professional Codes of Practice

Links to other University of Edinburgh Research Ethics Webpages

All research at the College of Science and Engineering must be reviewed by a School at the College of Science and Engineering.  See other Colleges for informational purposes.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - Ethics page

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - Policies and procedures

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - Ethical Review of Research

University of Edinburgh Research Support 

Edinburgh Innovations (EI) is the University’s research innovation and technology transfer (commercialisation) office, providing innovation and commercialisation services.

Edinburgh Innovations

The Edinburgh Research Office provides proactive support to the College’s researchers and administrators across several key areas of the grant application process.

Research Support Office

Professional Codes of Conduct

The College framework follows and integrates the recommendations of different professional codes of conduct. 

RCUK Ethics Principles

RCUK Integrity Policy and Guidelines

NERC Ethics Policies

Institute of Biology

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Royal Society of Chemistry

British Computer Society

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Other University resources

The University recognises that conflicts of interest can affect research and has produced a policy statement to assist with identifying conflicts of interest and to provide procedural guidance.

University policy document on Conflicts of Interest (pdf.) 

Research involving obtaining data from people requires researchers to maintain high ethical standards. This includes such considerations as data protection legislation and obtaining informed consent from research participants.

Research data management guidance