The University has three departments which undertake research and studies, called Central Academic Bodies (as noted in Ordinance 11):
In 2021, the University approved a new governance structure which can be viewed here. The University’s research integrity framework including research policies are overseen by the University Research Committee which reports to the University Academic Board. The Research Ethics Committee, which oversees all ethical matters on behalf of the University, reports to the Research Committee.
Academic Board: terms of reference and membership
The Research Committee – terms of reference and membership can be found here [pdf]
Research Ethics Committee – terms of reference and membership can be found here [pdf]
Research and Engagement activities (including Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange) fall under the remit of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Engagement), Professor Jo Fox who is the chair of the Research Committee, a member of the Vice-Chancellor Executive Group and a standing member of the Academic Board. The Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Engagement) aims to lead the University’s endeavours in the continuous improvement of its policies, guidance, and practices of research integrity.
Research Function Team
The Research Function Team provides support to all of the Central University Departments (the School of Advanced Study, Senate House Library, University of London Institute in Paris and University of London Worldwide). The Team supports the University’s Strategy Connecting Worlds by delivering its research strategic objectives, overseeing all aspects of pre- and post-award research management, complying with institution’s and funders’ regulations and providing research business intelligence.
All correspondence must be addressed to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any query related to ethical matters must be addressed to email@example.com
To note: If you wish to apply to an externally funded scheme via the University of London, please ensure that you have read the Procedures on Research Grant Applications and Contracts
All available schemes can be found on the School's website
The team includes:
Core working hours are 10:00 – 16:00 (remotely and onsite)
Policies and Protocols
To realise its research strategy to pursue academic excellence, the University of London is committed to maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of academic research. The University regards it as fundamental that research must be conducted, and the results of research disseminated, honestly, accurately and in accordance with professional standards.
The University’s overarching governance framework covers all research undertaken under the University aegis (i.e.: all research generated by the University academic departments: School of Advanced Study, University of London in Paris and University of London Worldwide). It includes the following policies and protocols:
- Research Integrity & Annual Statements
- Code of Good Practice in Research includes -
- Policies and Procedures for investigating allegations of misconduct in academic research (Students, Staff, Fellows) [being revised]
- Research Ethics Policy and Procedures includes:
- Open Access Policy & Guidance (being revised)
- Research Data Management Policy & Guidance
- Social Media Policy & Guidance [being revised] includes:
- Using online platforms, inc. social media, when undertaking research under the UOL auspices - Usage Protocols and Guidance
- Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
The policies and protocols apply to all staff, taught (with research components and research students of the University and who and to those who are not members of the University but are conducting research under its auspices, such as Fellows and academic consultants (all categories hereafter referred to as ‘researchers’).