Ethics and governance
As a reflection of its core organisational values the University of Derby is concerned to protect the rights, dignity, safety and privacy of research participants, the welfare of animals and the integrity of the environment. The University of Derby is also concerned to protect the health, safety and academic freedom of researchers and the reputation of the University as a centre for appropriately conduced, high quality research. Underpinning the standards are the ethical imperatives of Do No Harm (non-malfeasance) and Do Good (beneficence).
Research governance is the means by which organisations and individuals ensure the delivery of high quality research. It applies to all research and in particular research that involves human subjects.
- Sets out principles, requirements and standards of good research practice
- Defines mechanisms to deliver them
- Improves research quality by enhancing ethical and scientific quality
- Promotes good practice
- Reduces adverse incidents and ensures lessons are learned
- Prevents poor performance and misconduct
University of Derby Policy and Code of Practice on Research Ethics
All research undertaken by staff and students under the aegis of the University of Derby should only be undertaken after effective consideration of its ethical implications. Full regard of the University's Code of Practice on Research Ethics should be given and is attached below.
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