Research Governance & Ethics
Research governance at Guildhall is the responsibility of the Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee, which reports via Academic Board to the School Governors, and delegates specific functions (notably the drafting of its REF2021 Code of Practice) to its own sub-committees.
The work is guided by the principles of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, by the obligation to report on any instances of misconduct in research, and by information received from the School’s Research Ethics Committee.
The Research Ethics Committee is composed of around 10 School staff and external lay members. It considers applications for ethical approval of research mainly by doctoral students and staff, and occasionally undergraduate and Master’s students.
Information is provided on the School intranet and doctoral students are required to attend ethics training as part of their research training programme in the first year of study.