Policies and standards
Anti-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.
Anti-Fraud Policy - The AHRC is committed to ensuring that opportunities for fraud and corruption are reduced to the lowest possible level of risk.
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 and Appeals Policy - 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 - The Research Councils are committed to promoting the highest standards in the conduct of research. The RCUK Policy and Code of Conduct on the Governance of Good Research (PDF 76KB) (opens in a new window) is also available.
Data Protection Policy - The AHRC is committed to operating in accordance with the Data Protection legislation and to ensuring staff are appropriately trained and supported to achieve this.
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.
Fraud Response Plan - The AHRC will not accept any level of fraud or corruption; any suspected case will be investigated and dealt with appropriately.
Freedom of Information Policy - The AHRC is committed to operating in accordance with the Freedom of Information legislation and to ensuring staff are appropriately trained and supported to achieve this.
Information Charter - The AHRC is committed to keeping your information private and secure. This Charter provides the details of our commitment.
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.
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.
Risk Assessment for use of Private Vehicle (Word 721 KB) (opens in a new window) - This form is to be completed and returned to the AHRC before each use of a private vehicle on AHRC business.
Travel and Subsistence - Expenses Claim Form for Non-Employees (Excel 44 KB) (opens in a new window) - This form accompanies the Travel and Subsistence Policy for Non-Employees.
Travel and Subsistence - Guidance Note for Non-Employees (PDF 67KB) (opens in a new window) - This guidance note accompanies the Travel and Subsistence Policy for Non-Employees.
Travel and Subsistence - Policy for Non-Employees (PDF 123KB) (opens in a new window) - The purpose of this policy is to ensure that AHRC’s travel and accommodation needs are met in a consistent way.