The University of Lincoln’s Research Ethics Policy is intended to support good conduct in research, in order to encourage research of the highest quality. It provides general principles and standards for good ethical 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.