The Business School is committed to promoting and facilitating the conduct of all research in ways that respect the dignity and preserve the well-being of human research participants and the researchers.

All research involving human participation must have ethical approval before fieldwork commences. The School’s Research Ethics Policy applies to all staff and students (UG, PGT, PGR) in the Business School who undertake research, including that relating to dissertations and coursework.

Please see the policy and guidelines document for guidance on how to apply for ethical approval for your project.

The University has adopted the UKRIO's Code of Practice for Research as its official CoP in this area. This document provides guidelines on the issues involved in the proper conduct of research, and on the standards expected.

Further information is also available from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science’s (CAHSS) Research Ethics and Integrity pages. Including the CAHSS’ research ethics framework, the framework’s guiding principles are:

  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Care for others
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Leadership

Additional resources


Email the Ethics Team