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Any research undertaken by Institute of Archaeology staff or students should be designed and conducted in an ethical way and be compliant with existing UCL policy and relevant legislation.

**March 2020: UCL has issued updated guidance for research and ethical approval in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.**

This new advice relates to both staff and student (non-clinical) research that involves human participants and/or their data and relates to current, ongoing research, rather than new applications for ethical approval.  Please look at the 'decision tree' to see what new methods (e.g. shift to online data collection) and ethics approvals / data protection requirements might be necessary. 

If you have already received ethics approval to carry out research that did not involve online data collection then you should contact the IoA Chair of Ethics Committee (currently Julia Shaw) at IoA.ethics@ucl.ac.uk so that you can obtain updated advice. 


Issues to consider include how your research data is funded, sourced, analysed and disseminated.

Institute policies and guidelines

The Institute of Archaeology takes research ethics very seriously and has produced the following guidelines for Institute staff and students to adhere to:

Any enquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Institute's Ethics Committee (currently Julia Shaw) at IoA.ethics@ucl.ac.uk

UCL policies and guidelines

The legal position

Ethics training

Forms and Resources

Anyone who wishes further advice on ethical matters should contact the Chair of the Institute's Ethics Committee (currently Julia Shaw) at IoA.ethics@ucl.ac.uk