The University of Lincoln’s Code of Practice for Research and Research Ethics Policy are intended to support good conduct in research and help prevent misconduct, in order to encourage research of the highest quality. They provide general principles and standards for good practice in research, for the individual researcher (staff member or student) and the institution as a whole. The University of Lincoln seeks to:

  • foster a culture within the University that embraces the principles set down in this policy and relevant legislation to protect the rights, dignity and welfare of those involved in research (whether they are participants, third parties, animals (or other living organism) or staff and students);
  • provide ethical guidance that communicates regulatory requirements and best practice, and offer ongoing support and training to researchers to maintain high ethical standards; and
  • maintain a review process that subjects research to a level of scrutiny in proportion to the risk of harm or adverse effect.

For research ethics and governance policies, processes and guidance click here [internal access only]