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Information about our research

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Open research and data sharing

The Faculty aims to make its research open access at the earliest possible stage. Staff participate in a rolling, and regularly-updated programme on open research practices, which covers themes such as data management and sharing, and copyright issues.

The Faculty is also represented on the University’s Open Research Steering Committee and participates in University-wide planning and activities designed to encourage an open research environment. In 2019, almost 90% of our research outputs and data were open access.

Ethical research

Research at the Faculty of Education often involves human participation, frequently including children, and all research is expected to adhere to clear ethical guidelines.

The Faculty operates established processes for reviewing all research projects by staff and students, from undergraduate level upwards. The Faculty also endorses the BERA ethical guidelines, and all research projects are required to attend to these guidelines. In certain cases, projects may choose the alternative approach of seeking approval under the University of Cambridge scheme for psychological research. All ethical approval procedures are GDPR compliant.

Further information about Research Ethics at the University of Cambridge is available.