Research ethics guidance from professional associations

This page gives links to research ethics guidance from professional associations, Research Councils and other organisations external to the University.

As a minimum, researchers are advised to familiarise themselves with professional association guidance which is relevant to their field of research and use the principles as a guide for their own work. 

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Research Council Guidance
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Framework for Research Ethics
Medical Research Council (MRC) Research policy and ethics
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Ethics Policy (PDF)


Organisation Title of guidance
Association of Medical Research Charities Good research practice

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Rigour, Respect, Responsibility – a universal ethical code for scientists
Department of Health UK policy framework for health and social care research
Nuffield Council on Bioethics Various publications on ethical issues in bioethics
RESPECT Code of practice for socio-economic research in Europe
Second World Conference on Research Integrity Singapore Statement on Research Integrity
The Global Health Network Resources
Universities and Colleges Employer Association Guidance on Health and Safety in Fieldwork
List of site pages