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Before you start, ensure that you obtain the relevant ethical approval before you bring.

    Research Ethics at UCL


    In order for research to result in benefit and minimise the risk of harm, it must be conducted ethically. All studies that require ethical approval are expected to have approval in place before the research begins.

    Research Ethics compliance


    Everyone involved in research at UCL, whether on-premises or overseas, as well as external researchers and collaborators, are expected to read and comply with UCL's Research Ethics guidance. 

    Ethical approvals


    Find out more about ethical approval requirements for specific types of research. 

    Data Protection


    Data protection is part of the ethics process. You must register for data protection before you start to collect any data. Guidance for staff and postgraduate students to help register their research project with the Data Protection Office (DPO) is available on the UCL Data Protection website.