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:
- care for others
- British Psychological Society's Research Guidelines & Policies
- UKRIO's Checklist for Researchers
- Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity
- UKRI Policy on the Governance of Good Research Conduct