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Using social media data responsibly in research

Here at Westminster, research using social media data where the research concerns users is considered as if working with human participants in real life. Your research design is therefore subject to the same ethical considerations and ethical review as if you were collecting observational data in the field.  In this blog post, we’ve compiled some …

Recognising Research Integrity

University of Westminster is committed to developing, enhancing and sustaining research good practice through research that is of the highest quality and ethical standards. In other words, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of research integrity. Many of us have an understanding of research integrity but building a culture of integrity grounded in …

Research Integrity Annual Narrative Statement: February 2021

The University’s latest Annual Narrative Statement around its work in the area of research integrity has been published on the University’s public Research Governance website, where earlier iterations of the Statements can also be found. The Statements are made publicly available in order to provide information to all involved in research around the work the …

UKRIO’s New Recommended Checklist for Researchers

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) have produced a helpful new checklist for researchers working during the current pandemic. Primarily for use by researchers (but also useful for other stakeholders), the guidance will help you to anticipate and address research integrity whilst planning, conducting and completing research. The document contains guidance for both individuals and organisations …

Updates to Research Governance – Research Ethics Code

In 2019/20 the University undertook a review and revision of the University’s Code of Practice Governing the Ethical Conduct of Research to reflect internal and external developments in the area of research ethics. Following approval from Research Committee the Code was published and implemented for use by all University of Westminster staff and students from …