Developed by Universities UK in collaboration with the funding and research councils, the Wellcome Trust and various government departments, the Concordat to Support Research Integrity provides a national framework for good research conduct and its governance.
The Concordat to Support Research Integrity sets out five commitments that all those involved with research should make and will provide assurances to government, the wider public and the international community that research in the UK continues to be underpinned by the highest standards of rigour and integrity:
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) fully supports these commitments and believes that the high level aspirations outlined in the Concordat provide us with an excellent framework to review and, where necessary, strengthen our current policies and procedures regarding research integrity.
Research Integrity Annual Statements
UCLan’s Research Integrity Annual Statement 2016-17 (.docx ) 161kb
Ethical policy and strategy is discussed at the Committee for Ethics and Integrity. University Ethics Committee for Ethics and Integrity – Terms of Reference.
Applications for staff and postgraduate research students are referred and dealt with via three Ethics Review Panels:
Read the Terms of Reference for these panels.
Undergraduate and postgraduate taught student projects are normally dealt with via School processes/committees. Faculty Ethics Committees have an oversight of the school ethics processes/committees.
For queries relating to the work of these panels please email email@example.com
For any external queries relating to ethical practices, please email University Officer for Ethics, Research Services firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCLan commitment to efficient, effective and consistent Ethical review is further demonstrated by its development of an e-Ethics System. The rationale for this development was essentially three fold:
The UCLan e-Ethics system was nominated for a Times Higher Outstanding ICT Initiative award in 2012.
Download a copy of the Ethics Packs for Research Degree Students at our Policies and Regulations page, under 'Research Specific Policies'. For Staff Research (including commercial or other projects) if you are unsure whether your project needs ethical approval, go to the Ethics Checklist - Document B within the Ethics Pack – and following the relevant instructions (otherwise use the link below to access a word version of the Ethics Application Form).
Access UCLan's ethics application process (including downloadable copies of the relevant forms) [UCLan Staff/ Student access only]