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.

Research integrity

We are committed to the Universities UK Concordat to support Research Integrity. We apply high quality and robust practice across all our research activity. Our Director of Research, Dr Dave Newell, has overall responsibility for implementing the Concordat to support Research Integrity.

We do this through our policies and procedures, and through our activities and actions including an annual statement on research integrity to the institution’s Board of Governors.

Queries should be addressed to 

The following policy is in place to support research integrity:

AECC University College Research Misconduct Policy and Procedure

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. 

Download Research and ethics policy and procedures



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