Policies, Forms and Freedom of Information
Policies and standards
Counter Fraud and Bribery Policy - The AHRC is committed to the practice of responsible corporate behaviour and to complying with all laws, regulations, and other requirements which govern the conduct of our operations. It is also committed to ensuring that opportunities for fraud and corruption are reduced to the lowest possible level of risk. The AHRC will not accept any level of fraud or corruption; any suspected case will be investigated and dealt with appropriately.
Code of Practice - The AHRC operates a Code of Practice which is intended as a guide to all members of our Council, committees, Peer Review College and other advisory groups, and which sets out how we conduct our business.
Complaints procedure - The AHRC is committed to providing an accessible, high quality, efficient, and accurate service in all its interactions with its/our community.
Concordat to Support Research Integrity - Policies should be considered in conjunction with this concordat, to which RCUK and HEFCE were founding signatories.
Data Policy - Making research data available to users is a core part of the Research Councils’ remit and is undertaken in a variety of ways.
Environmental Policy Statement for Polaris House - The Research Councils are committed, both individually and collectively, to adopting and promoting environmental good practice in all their operations, and require the same commitment from contractors that are employed on the Polaris House site, thus continually improving the environmental performance.
Equality and Diversity Policy - The AHRC is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and diversity. This policy outlines that commitment, which is endorsed and supported by our Council and the Senior Management Team.
Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement - The AHRC is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Open Access - The AHRC and RCUK policy on open access to publicly-funded research.
Peer Review Framework - This Framework sets out what the AHRC will and will not disclose, under the Freedom of Information Act, regarding the peer review process.
The Research Councils Conduct Policy (PDF) - All Research Council employees are required to familiarise themselves with this policy.
Research Integrity - UK Research and Innovation aims to help researchers and research organisations to undertake and manage research to the highest standards and provides guidance on the reporting and investigation of unacceptable research conduct.
Royal Charter - A Royal Charter is a way of incorporating a body, that is turning it from a collection of individuals into a single legal entity.
The Seven Principles of Public Life - The AHRC is committed to following The Seven Principles of Public Life.
Twitter Policy - The AHRC's Twitter account is managed by our Communications Team. If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect between one to three tweets each day.
Whistle-Blowing Policy and Procedure - The AHRC is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest of standards with regard to behaviour at work, service to the public and in all its working practices and workers are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, impartiality, and honesty.
Welsh Language Scheme - UK Research and Innovation have prepared a Welsh Language Scheme in accordance with the Welsh Language Act 1993, through which we, and the other UK Research Councils, will conduct our business.
All relevant policies are now harmonised across the research councils, and all harmonised policies can be found on the UK Research and Innovation website.
- Travel and Subsistence - UK Bank Account Holder Expenses Claim Form for Non-Employees (Word, 1MB) - This form accompanies the Travel and Subsistence Policy for Non-Employees.
- Travel and Subsistence - Non-UK Bank Account Holder Expenses Claim Form for Non-Employees (Word, 1MB) - This form accompanies the Travel and Subsistence Policy for Non-Employees.
- Travel and Subsistence - Policy for Non-Employees (PDF) - The purpose of this policy is to ensure that AHRC’s travel and accommodation needs are met in a consistent way.