Virtual Postgraduate open evening
Find out more about our taught and research degrees, as well as PhDs, in animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary subjects.
Book onto our next Postgraduate virtual open evening on Thursday 25 March.
We’re committed to undertaking high-quality research through strict standards of research integrity and governance to help facilitate rigorous evidence-based practice.
Our research governance sets these standards, enhancing ethical and scientific quality and good practice. We seek to operate an open research environment, enabling access to, sharing and replication of our research to ensure maximum value.
Our research ethics are informed by the worldwide set of principles set out in our Code of Research Practice, governing the way our researchers interact with their subjects and data, as well as how they manage the research process.
This is overseen by our Ethics Committee, which exists to safeguard the rights, safety, dignity and wellbeing of research participants – people and animals. They will review research proposals and decide whether the research is ethical and therefore can be undertaken. If it isn’t, they will suggest amendments.
Our committees will always be independent of our research sponsors (the organisations responsible for the management and undertaking of the research), funders and the researchers themselves. This enables them to put the participants at the centre of their decision-making.
We expect everybody undertaking academic research with us to abide by our standards of rigour and integrity, as outlined in our Code of Research Practice. This will facilitate confidence in findings and adoption of recommendations in real-world practice.
Our annual statement on research integrity describes the steps we take to meet the principles of the UK Concordat for Research Integrity.
Our Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee, Research Degree Committee and Ethics Committee provide the governance framework through which we deliver our commitment to research integrity.