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Research ethics

Research ethics

Bournemouth University (BU) is committed to promoting and upholding the highest quality academic and ethical standards, creating an environment that ensures research integrity is embedded in all its activities. 

BU recognises the importance of maintaining public confidence in the ethical quality of research conducted by our staff and students. All research undertaken by BU staff and students must have ethics approval. The purpose of ethical approval at BU is threefold:

  • This reflects our commitment to good ethical practice as a principle in itself and as a means of maintaining public confidence in the work undertaken by our staff and students
  • The provisions for ethical approval assists researchers and supervisors undertaking research to identify appropriate issues and address these in the development of their research proposals
  • The approval process itself acts as a safeguard to researchers and supervisors who can be confident of the ethical propriety of their project once it has been approved.

To find out more, visit the Research Ethics Blog.

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