Data, Ethics and our Research Environment

Embedding ethics and data management best practice in your day to day research and knowledge exchange activities is key.

Support with this and more comes from the Research Environment and Scholarly Communications Team and beyond. 

We hope that the below resources are a useful starting point for conversations and perhaps introduce some new good habits that you can incorporate into your normal working practices.

If there are specific areas you would like the Team to provide more support with, please do let us know by email.

You might also find the videos available on the National Centre for Research Methods’ website useful. Their most recent series focused on Decolonial Research Methods.



Research Data Management [slides]





This presentation provides an introduction to research data management and how the university can support you with managing your data. The research data lifecycle, research data management planning and the University’s research data management policy are all explored to familiarise you with the core ideas.


This video highlights the importance of considering the ethical implications of your work, outlining key points at which to do so, why and how.


This video explains how to start or amend an ethics application on the VRE. For further enquiries please contact: and for more info on research ethics, integrity, and governance, please visit the RKEO blog. 

This video walks through the Research and KE Ethics Review Application Form.

This video outlines the University’s commitment to the¬†Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers¬†and what it might mean for you and your research or knowledge exchange activities.

This video introduces the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, which may be a useful tool when thinking about your professional development.

Further resources:

UREC-SOP-005 Expedited Review Policy and Procedure 

IP and Your Research

Safety Health and Wellbeing policies and guidance (access for UoW staff only)

Procurement advice on overseas travel (internal only)

SHW guidance on travel overseas (internal only)

The Research Data section of the University website is comprehensive and extremely useful

Our Diversity and Dignity at Work and Study Policy (access for internal use only) reflects the broader context of our focus on growing our research environment and culture at Westminster.

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity is an important influence on how we manage our research environme