"A comprehensive, ethical framework"
IMPORTANT: The University of London Research Ethics Committee has agreed that research involving face-to-face interactions with participants can now resume as long as specific safeguards are being taken and have been approved by the Committee. The health and welfare of researchers and participants remain our primary concern.
Please review the Essential guidance for research projects in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (PDF) - Updated on 25th November 2021
You will find details of the mandatory Research Ethics Training Module further down this page
This is also where you will find the Research Ethics Self Check Form and associated paperwork
The School of Advanced Study is part of the University of London which is committed to carrying out its research, teaching, consultancy and other activities within a comprehensive ethical framework.
The University’s principles are applicable to all research, consultancy projects and studies conducted at, by, or in the name of University of London and aim to provide current and prospective members with a clear understanding of the ethical review process operated by the University.
The University supports a culture of academic freedom and excellence by providing a framework for review, which subjects research proposals and other studies to a level of scrutiny that is in proportion to the risk of harm or adverse effect to participants, researchers, and to society as a whole.
The University’s Policy is managed and monitored by the School Research Ethics Committee, which may decide to develop additional guidance or policies as code of practices across the UK and the worldwide research landscape evolve.
The University Research Ethics Policy [PDF] forms a part of the Code of Good Practice in Research.
- Appendix 1 - School of Advanced Study Ethical Approval Process and Guidance
- Appendix 2 - University of London Worldwide Ethical Approval Process and Guidance
- Appendix 3 - University of London in Paris Ethical Approval Process and Guidance
Guidance on using online platforms in research:
Using online platforms, inc. social media, when undertaking research under the UOL auspices - Usage Protocols and Guidance [PDF]
Guidance on travel arrangements and travel risk assessment:
Travel planning arrangement guidance and risk assessment form [PDF]