University Of Cumbria Research
Our practical and applied research focus makes us an excellent choice for research collaboration and for individuals considering undertaking a research degree in our thriving Graduate School.
The University Research Strategy sets out our aims and objectives for research as an integral part of what we do. Our core commitment is to enhance our sustainable research environment and support the development of all researchers, particularly early career researchers through provision of quality training and skills development opportunities.
Ethical research practice is a fundamental principle at the University. All researchers undertaking research at or with the University are expected to refer to the Research Ethics Policy and Code of Practice for Research prior to the research taking place. An application must be made for ethical approval for any research project including human participants or other live subjects
Any projects involving research within the NHS in England must be undertaken through the Health Research Authority (HRA). Where this is required for a project, this supersedes the University ethics process. Details on HRA application can be found on the HRA website.
Ethics for staff and postgraduate research students
Ethics forms for staff and postgraduate research students to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Research Ethics (human) application form
- Research Ethics (animal) application form
- Consent form – Good Practice
- Participants information sheet – Good Practice
Ethics for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students
For undergraduate students and those on postgraduate taught programmes, ethical approval should be sought by submitting the form below through relevant departmental procedures (usually via programme lecturers or dissertation supervisor):
Research Ethics (Human) Application Form taught degree students
Those on taught programmes should use the main ethics form for animal research.
Other Policies and Guidance for Researchers
The Code of Practice for Research applies to all researchers undertaking research at the University. For Postgraduate Research students, this must be read in conjunction with the Postgraduate Research Code of Practice.