Research ethics at SOAS

The SOAS Research Ethics Policy sets out the ethical principles which staff, students and other researchers are expected to follow when conducting research under the auspices of SOAS and defines the unacceptable behaviour which will be treated by the School as research misconduct. The Research Ethics Policy has been approved by Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee.

Policy for the Investigation of Allegations of Research Misconduct

The SOAS Policy Investigating Allegations of Research Misconduct has been adopted from the model Procedure for the Investigation of Misconduct in Research published by the UK Research Integrity Office.  It sets out how SOAS will undertake investigations that relate to allegations of research misconduct, as defined in the Research Ethics policy. 

All complaints relating to allegations of research misconduct must be submitted in writing and marked for the attention of the Schools' Registrar.  There is also a separate SOAS Whistleblowing Policy.

Statement on Research Integrity

SOAS continues in its commitment of striving to ensure research conducted under its auspices conforms to the revised Concordat to Support Research Integrity (October 2019). The contact point for research governance at SOAS is K Hasan (kh44@soas.ac.uk). The Research Integrity Annual Statement for 2020/21 is here

Previous years statements are available here: