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

We're pleased to announce the new SRA research ethics guidance  (February 2021).

These guidelines replace the previous SRA Ethics guidelines (2003).

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