Research Ethics and Integrity

Research at the University of Leeds is conducted according to the principles of academic excellence, community, integrity, inclusiveness and professionalism.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all researchers and research organisations it supports have rigorously considered any ethics implications arising from the research design, methodology, conduct, dissemination, and the archiving, future use, sharing and linkage of the data produced.

Research conducted to high ethical standards supports both the academic freedom of researchers and the reputation of the University as a centre for world-class research. Careful reflection and planning in relation to research ethics should not only benefit participants, but should also enhance the overall quality of the research.

The University’s Annual Statement on Research Integrity sets out the actions and activities to promote high standards of research integrity and positive research culture.