Research Ethics

Aberystwyth University is fully committed to maintaining and building upon the university’s successful research portfolio. Central to this is the awareness of the ethical considerations involved in all research projects; whether this includes human participants or not, human tissue, animals or personal data. 

In order to achieve this, it is important that we are committed to maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards in our research, from design to dissemination. Researchers should always act with integrity, accountability, honesty, openness and demonstrate levels of sensitivity to all cultures and environments.

An assessment is required for all research projects and the process is designed to not act as a barrier to research. We achieve this through underpinning our research with a number of quality, user-friendly processes and by providing relevant support, policies and guidance in a widely-accessible format. Researchers should also be aware of any professional body guidelines, departmental procedures and other ethical implications.

Support for Researchers

For further information, support and details on the process, information regarding the Concordat to Support Research Integrity and information on the animal ethical review process click below: