Research Integrity

We apply a high quality and robust practice across all our research processes. Here you'll be able to find out how we lay out the foundations for the proper conduct of research, our standards and the responsibility for upholding our research and evidence based ethos.

Care of research integrity

Research integrity at our University College is overseen by Dr Dave Newell, who is your first point of contact for information on matters of research ethics, practice, policy and procedure.

Internal queries should be addressed to 

We are committed to excellence in research which allows us to cultivate an environment in which students are challenged, encouraged and supported to achieve the highest standards with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed.

Our research is not just practical, it is globally recognised. 

Research Ethics Policy and Procedures

Our Research Ethics Policy and Procedures applies to all staff (those undertaking research and those involved in the supervision of student research) and all undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research students undertaking research under the auspices of AECC University College. 

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This Policy is designed to provide guidance about conducting ethical research and to provide details of the AECC University College process and procedure for ensuring appropriate consideration and ethical approval of research by staff and students.

All researchers and research supervisors must read this Policy prior to commencement of their research.

If further clarification or guidance is needed, the
Chair of the Research Ethics Sub-Committee (RESC) should be consulted.

Further details on the RESC are given in the AECC University College Academic Committees Membership and Terms of Reference