Corporate policies and standards

Our corporate policies and standards are listed below.

Bullying and harassment
In a world-class research and innovation sector there is no place for bullying and harassment from any source.

Complaints policy
We are committed to operating a responsive, transparent and fair complaints process. Use this procedure to complain about our standard of service or activities.

Collaboration agreements
These collaboration agreements between UKRI and other organisations help ensure the UK will continue to have a world-leading role in research and development.

Data protection policy
The data protection policy supports UKRI in managing personal data in accordance with UK data protection legislation.

Environmental sustainability
We are proud of the contribution our research and innovation makes in understanding global challenges and developing the solutions to address them.

Equality, diversity and inclusion
Promoting EDI is an integral part of our vision to deliver new knowledge and an enriched, healthier, more sustainable and resilient society and culture, and to contribute to a prosperous economy.

Freedom of information
We make information about our activities widely available through our website and publications unless there is a good reason not to do so.

Funding assurance programme
This programme provides assurance to UKRI’s accounting officer that public funds destined for research are properly safeguarded and used for the purposes intended.

GDPR and research
An overview for researchers on the General Data Protection Regulation and the personal data that is processed during your research.

Modern slavery and human trafficking
These are serious and often hidden crimes, which can be devastating for the victims. We are committed to preventing them in all our activities and within our supply chain.

Requesting personal information from us
We need to collect and process personal data about the people we interact with to carry out our business effectively. You can ask to access this information.

Responsible procurement charter
The charter articulates how both UKRI and UK government strategy or policy direction align with and inform UKRI procurement strategies.

Tax strategy
This strategy document sets out UKRI’s approach to ensuring tax compliance.

Welsh language scheme
This scheme document explains how UKRI provides its services in Welsh.

Council-specific corporate policies and standards

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Policies including code of practice, peer review, research integrity and ethical standards

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Policies including data sharing, good scientific practice, animal welfare and records management

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Policies on research data and responsible innovation, service standards and use of animals in research

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Read about the ESRC equality, diversity and inclusion policy

Innovate UK

Read about the Innovate UK personal information charter

Medical Research Council (MRC)

Policies including position statements, embedding diversity in research, and data records

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Policies on research integrity, use of animals in research, data management and business performance

Research England

Learn more about the terms and conditions of our grants, and the data amendment process

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