Ethics guidance and forms

Increasingly, research sponsoring bodies require institutions, which they support, to have and operate an active and rigorous process for the scrutiny of ethical implications of individual research projects.

The ethics guidance comprises:

  • LSE Research Ethics Policy  (Word)
    which sets out the School's research ethics policy and the procedure for obtaining independent ethical scrutiny of research proposals by the LSE Research Ethics Committee
     
  • LSE Research Ethics Checklist (Word)
     
  • Research Ethics Review Questionnaire (Word)
    which sets out a series of questions all researchers should consider when devising and undertaking research.
     
  • Informed consent (PDF)
    which sets out a series of questions all researchers should consider with respect to obtaining informed consent.
A copy of the School Ethics Code can be accessed here|. The site contains useful guidance on the Code, declarations of interest and the work of the Ethics Policy Committee.

The School has incorporated the following into its policies and procedures: Statement on Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct under United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Research-related Activities for Foreign Institution. A full copy of the statement can be accessed  here|.

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