Codes of Conduct
All UCL staff and students engaged in research must work with reference to a nationally recognised professional code of conduct suitable for their research specialism. Relevant organisations might include the following.
Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK & the Commonwealth
– Ethical guidelines providing a practical framework for Social Anthropologists to make informed decisions about their own behaviour and involvement, and to help them communicate their professional positions more clearly to the other parties involved in or affected by their research activities.
American Anthropological Association
– American Anthropological Association statement on ethics approval for anthropological research.
American Statistical Association
– The site presents Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice prepared by the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Statistical Association (1999).
British Educational Research Association (BERA)
– Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research.
British Psychological Society
– Ethical Principles and Guidelines for Psychologists as part of the British Psychological Society Members Code of Conduct (PDF format).
British Sociological Association
– British Sociological Association (2002) Statement of Ethical Practice (see also sections on Non-sexist, Non-racist and Non-disablist language).
British Society of Gerontology
– BSG guidelines on ethical research with human participants
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
– Framework for Research Ethics.
The Market Research Society (MRS)
– Conduct of Conduct and related guidelines.
Political Studies Association
– The ethics of political communication (PDF).
Social Research Association
– Social Research Association Ethical Guidelines.
US Department of Homeland Security
‘Menlo Report: Ethical Principles Guiding Information and Communication Technology Research’
– A framework for ethical guidelines for computer and information security research, based on the principles set forth in the 1979 Belmont Report.
World Medical Association (WMA)
– Declaration of Helsinki
– The Respect Code of Practice.