Integrity and ethics

Integrity and ethics

Research Integrity

Norwich University of the Arts has a responsibility for ensuring that the research conducted by its staff and students maintains the highest possible standards of integrity, is conducted according to the law and is consistent with best practice. The University is strongly committed to fulfilling the principles of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2019) to create a framework for responsible research conduct and governance.

  • We are committed to upholding the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research.
  • We are committed to ensuring that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards.
  • We are committed to supporting a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers.
  • We are committed to using transparent, timely, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct when they arise.
  • We are committed to working together to strengthen the integrity of research and to reviewing progress regularly and openly.

The University’s Research Governance and Standards Policy (PDF) provides guidelines on the standards of conduct required by all staff and students engaged in research.

The University will pursue any allegations of research misconduct through its approved Procedure to Investigate Allegations of Research Misconduct (Word Document).

Research Ethics

Staff and students engaged in research at Norwich University of the Arts must comply with the University’s Code of Practice on Research Ethics (PDF).

Application forms and guidelines for Research Ethics approval are available on the staff and student My NUA portals or by emailing the Research Office,

Research strategy

NUA Research Strategy 2015-2020

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