University of Bath

Getting help with research integrity and ethics queries

Find out who to contact if you have a question about our research integrity and ethics.

Departmental Research Ethics Officers

Your Departmental Research Ethics Officer (DREO) is your first point of contact if you have any queries relating to research ethics.

Chairs of Research Ethics Committees

If you need advice for more complex ethical and research integrity issues, you should contact the Chair of the relevant Research Ethics Committee of the University. They may be able to help especially in cases where the DREOs have been unable to provide sufficient guidance.

Your first point of contact is the Chair of the Research Committee closest to your own research area but you can also contact other Chairs if your primary contact is not available.

The University Ethics Committee can make up a panel to consider complex ethical problems if this becomes necessary. If you need more information about this, contact the Secretary of the Committee.

Legal advice

If you have a query about the legal aspects of research integrity or ethics, you should contact the legal team led by David Jolly.

Animal research

If you have questions our animal research, contact our Animal Liaison Research Officer, Viv Winrow.

Allegations of research misconduct

We have a procedure for inquiring into allegations of misconduct in research and scholarship which contains information about making allegations of research misconduct.

Allegations of research misconduct must be directed to the University Secretary, Mark Humphriss.

Press queries

If you are a member of the press and have questions about our research integrity, ethics or governance, you should contact our Head of Communications, Corinne Evans.

Applications for University sponsorship of research

If you have questions about the approval process for University sponsorship for research, contact Dr Maria Wells, Executive Officer (Research).