The School unites nine internationally renowned research institutes at the University of London to form the UK's national centre for the support and promotion of research in the humanities.

Underpinning the School’s national mission to support and promote high-quality research in the humanities is the research and scholarship undertaken by its academic staff. The process of undertaking challenging research in order to extend the boundaries of knowledge across disciplines and in collaboration with researchers from around the world is critical to the School’s function as an innovative space for advanced study and its commitment to the highest standards of scholarship.

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Essential guidance for research projects in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (Updated)

The full guidance document is available here. This Guidance was updated on 25th November 2021.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has unprecedented implications for university activities, including research. Our main concern is that all of our researchers and participants are safe.

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.

This is mandatory for all researchers undertaking research on behalf of the University of London (staff, fellows, contractors, and students), whether members of the School of Advanced Study, University of London Worldwide or University of London in Paris. It applies to all current, ongoing research, and new applications for ethical approval. It covers all researchers.

This guidance will be reviewed monthly and remains in force until further notice.