Research Ethics

As Research Organisations, the institutions comprising Conservatoires UK all have procedures for governing good research practice, and for investigating and reporting unacceptable research conduct that meet the requirements set out in the Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2012) and and the RCUK Policy and Guidelines on Governance of Good Research Conduct (2013).

All research involving the participation of other people that is undertaken by students and staff of Conservatoires UK institutions, or by external researchers at Conservatoires UK institutions, whether internally or externally funded, or unfunded, must be approved by the Research Ethics Committees of the institution(s) where the researchers and participants are based or the Conservatoires UK Research Ethics Committee.


How to apply for ethical approval


Please read the CUK Ethics Procedure for 2017-2018 and associated Codes and Guidelines, including CUK Good Research Conduct.

Please complete the appropriate application form:

CUK Ethics Approval Form for all types of research other than questionnaires (e.g. interviews, focus groups, observational studies, experiments), and attachments including participant information sheets and consent forms


CUK Ethics Approval Form for Questionnaire Research with Adults Only

When you have checked your application against the CUK Ethics Committee Checklist, please submit it by one of the deadlines specified in the CUK Ethics Procedure to your Institutional Representative (typically the Director or Head of Research).


If you have any queries that cannot be answered by your Institutional Representative, please contact the Chair of the Conservatoires UK Research Ethics Committee, Dr Emma Redding (