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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.

Research Strategy

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.

Research Strategy

Research Ethics

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

  •   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.