Research Ethics

​Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy is committed to ensuring that all research undertaken within the School complies with the University's ethical policy. Our School Research Ethics handbook guides and supports staff and students towards ensuring that the School complies with the correct ethical practices as outlined under the University Ethics system. The Framework applies to all CSESP programmes and students whether studying at home or internationally.

Cardiff Metropolitan University has the responsibility to ensure that all research carried out by its staff and students conforms to the highest ethical standards. In this context, research is defined as an activity to gather information for dissemination, either through publication, dissertation, thesis or report. For the purpose of these guidelines it includes all enterprise activities involving human participants.
Responsibility for this lies with the University Ethics Committee (UEC) which has a remit to ensure that the institution acts in an ethical manner at all times, adhering to the principles laid down in the University’s Ethics Framework. Routine scrutiny of applications for ethics approval has been delegated to School based ethics committees which report directly to UEC.

Our Research Ethics Framework is available here: CSESP Research Ethics Handbook.pdf
For further information, please contact Dr Kieran Hodgkin, Research Ethics Co-ordinator.