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. 

The policy, which has been approved by the Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee, defines the unacceptable behaviour which will be treated by the School as research misconduct.

SOAS Research Ethics Policy (UPDATED)

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Policy for the investigation of allegations of research misconduct

The SOAS policy for 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. 

UPDATED SOAS policy investigating allegations of research misconduct 2022

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Whistleblowing policy

There is also a separate SOAS whistleblowing policy available: 

Whistleblowing Policy PDF

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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 Khalid Hasan [email:]. 

Access to the recent statement as approved by the Board of Trustees is now available. 

Research Integrity Annual Statement 2022_23.pdf

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Previous statements

Previous years statements are also available: