Edinburgh Napier University is committed to providing an environment
that recognises and supports research excellence.
Research should be conducted to the highest levels of integrity,
including appropriate research design and frameworks, to ensure that
findings are robust and defensible. Researchers should also adhere to
the highest level of research ethics, in line with requirements set out
by national and international regulatory bodies.
All staff and students should be familiar with the Universities
Policies and procedures that govern the research process.
In addition, the university expects researchers to observe the
standards and practice set out in any regulation and guidelines
published by funders and relevant professional bodies.
In keeping in with this commitment, Edinburgh Napier operates a code
of practice. The Edinburgh Napier University Code of Practice on
Research Integrity defines the research principles and practices to
which all students and staff at the University must adhere.
The Code should be read by all University staff and registered
students who are conducting, or planning to conduct, research of any
type which must be appropriately governed. Ethical issues also come into
play wherever research involves human participants, personal data and
human tissue. The Code also applies to any research partners who may be
conducting research on Edinburgh Napier University premises.
Code of Practice on Research Integrity (full
Below are two examples of generic forms for informed consent
that illustrate the type of information often required (for