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Research ethics and integrity

The University of Stirling is committed to the highest possible ethical standards. We promote a culture of best practice and integrity in all our research through the core values of honesty, rigour, open communication, care, and respect. To safeguard the interests of researchers, participants and funding bodies, research within the University only proceeds after strict scrutiny by one of our three internal Research Ethics Committees.

Read more about the research values we hold to in The Concordat to Support Research Integrity.  

Ethics committees

Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB)

Guiding all aspects of animal welfare at the University and providing ethical review of research projects.

NHS, Invasive or Clinical Research (NICR)

Governing any health/patient research requiring approval by the NHS Research Ethics Committee. 

General University Ethics Panel (GUEP)

The GUEP considers most research proposals which do not involve animals or human participants.

Important information

Research governance

Find out how our structure promotes a culture of research integrity.

Dissertations

Every student dissertation should be considered for ethical implications.

Contact us

If you have a general question about our ethics policies and procedures, please get in touch.

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