Supporting research

Research strategy and codes of practice

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Read our strategy, governance policy and codes of practice

Research Strategy

Read the University's Research and Scholarship (R&S) Strategy 2018-2020 (pdf, 414 kb).

REF Strategy

Read our Research Excellence Framework (REF) strategy (pdf, 276 kb).


Our research ethics governance policy (pdf, 165 kb) and research ethics and code of practice (pdf, 471 kb) provide generic guidance for all research activity in and associated with the University. They draw on widely agreed guidelines for good practice in research as well as essential legal frameworks such as human rights legislation. They cover important areas such as ethical conduct of research, and refer to related policies and systems such as the University's Data Protection Policy.