Code of Practice

Introduction from the Chair of AHRC’s Council

This Code is intended as a guide to all members of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Council, committees, Peer Review College, and other advisory groups, and sets out how the AHRC conducts its business and guides members in their duties.

It is based upon the guidance issued by government about the conduct of members of non-departmental public bodies1, as well as The Seven Principles of Public Life, which should be observed by all those serving the public, and the AHRC's own Royal Charter.

I hope that you find the guidance and principles of the Code useful during your time as a member of the AHRC's Council or one of its committees or panels. The Code will be reviewed regularly and published here on this site.

We would very much welcome any suggestions that you may have for improving the Code and would ask you to forward these to Cecilia Sparke, Council Secretary: c.sparke@ahrc.ac.uk 

Professor Sir Drummond Bone, AHRC Chair

1'Guidance on Codes of Practice for Board Members of Public Bodies', and 'Model Code of Practice for Board Members of Advisory Non-Departmental Public Bodies' (Cabinet Office, October 2004).