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Preventing harm policy for safe research and innovation environments

Preventing harm policy for safe research and innovation environments

As the UK's largest funder of research and innovation, UKRI is committed to playing a leading role in ensuring the highest possible standards across the research and innovation landscape to ensure safe, exploitation-free environments for all, and has published its Preventing harm (safeguarding) in research and innovation policy to support organisations achieve this.

UKRI's Preventing harm policy provides a framework to help organisations critically reflect on their current policies and procedures and identify any gaps  so that they are better placed to anticipate, mitigate and address any actual or potential exploitation, abuse and harm in their research and innovation activities.

The development of this policy is the result of an 18 month process, following UKRI's commitment in 2018, alongside other major funders of international development research, to work with the research and innovation sector to enhance approaches to safeguarding. This led to UKRI, Wellcome Trust, Department of Health and Social Care, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and Department for International Development, through the UK Collaboration on Development Research (UKCDR) publishing new guidance to prevent and tackle harm and abuse across the international development research sector in general as well as in emergency situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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