Openness and accountability

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) representatives should ensure they can demonstrate that they are using resources to good effect, with probity, and without grounds for criticism that public funds are being used for private, partisan or party political purposes.

As representatives of the AHRC all dealings with the public should be conducted in an open and responsible way. The AHRC fully endorses and adheres to the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and the Data Protection Act (1998). The AHRC will make publicly available all its membership lists, the remuneration of members, and will report any awards made to members.

Representatives of the AHRC are responsible for ensuring that the AHRC group they represent does not exceed its powers or functions, whether defined in statute or otherwise or incur unauthorised expenditure. The Executive normally advises on these matters if there are any questions.