Coronavirus information and guidance

Research governance

All researchers should be aware of research governance issues and when they apply to research activities. The pages here provide policies and guidance information on these issues.

Due diligence on overseas research partners

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the main UK Government research funder, requires that for the University to transfer control of research grant funds to overseas partner organisations, the University must have a risk-based policy and process in place for undertaking due diligence checks on those organisations.

The University's policy and process is currently in the process of being finalised. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please get in contact.

Export controls

The University is currently developing a website detailing its guidance to researchers on export control legislation.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please et in contact.

Nagoya protocol

The University is currently developing a website detailing its guidance to researchers on complicance with the Nagoya Protocol.

In the meantime, those who

  • take non-human genetic material (i.e. any material containing functional units of heredity [e.g. genes or DNA]) or its derivatives (e.g. proteins, lipids, enzymes)
  • from within a national jurisdiction (areas outside national jurisdiction, e.g. the high seas, are exempt) to anywhere else outside of that national jurisdiction
  • for the purposes of conducting research and development on the genetic and/or biochemical composition of the material OR holding it in a museum collection or registered collection to be made available for such research

will likely require special approvals in place to do so, which can take time to arrange.

If you plan to do this as part of your project, lease get in contact.

Research involving the NHS

The University encourages researchers to consider undertaking research involving the NHS. For information on the approvals required, please go to the research involving the NHS webpage.