Research ethics guidance


The SRA promotes good practice in social research, including high standards of ethics to:

  • Protect research participants
  • Ensure research is high quality
  • Comply with legislation
  • Reassure funders
  • Maintain the good reputation of the sector

Use the SRA Ethics guidelines to ensure your research follows good practice.


Ethics Forum


SRA members can ask the SRA Ethics Forum for confidential advice about any research ethics concerns and dilemmas.

More guidance on social research ethics


RESPECT code  (pdf)
King’s College London
Market Research Society 
UK Research Integrity Office