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University Ethics

At UWS we’re committed to ethical behaviour in all we do.

All students and staff must strive to meet the highest standards of academic rigour and professionalism. This includes integrity in research and education.

Our code of ethics sets out our approach. It outlines:

  • how we raise the ethical awareness of staff and students
  • the policies and guidelines we follow
  • how we monitor the ethical dimension of our activities

Ethics Committees

The University Ethics Committee oversees our general approach. It receives reports from ethics committees in each of the six academic Schools.


Chair of University Ethics Committee: Professor Moira Lewitt,, 0141 849 4133

Enquiries: Sarah Scrivens,, 0141 848 3351

Research Ethics

UWS is committed to conducting education, research and enterprise activities to the highest standard of rigour and professionalism. UWS students and staff undertaking research projects or degrees must be aware of any/all ethical issues associated with their project and of the appropriate channels for seeking ethical approval. Our research activities must conform to national legislation, relevant national and international codes of practice, and the policies and guidelines of the University. All student research applications require ethical approval and are considered by the relevant school ethics committee.

Use the link below to find out more about our Code of Ethics, School Ethics Committees, Research Guidelines and our Ethics Review Manager system for ethical review submisions online.

Find out more about our Research Ethics

Schools Contacts

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Last updated: 25/07/2017