Open Access

We aim to improve research quality by fostering an open culture, not just with respect to open access publications and open data, but also open research design and project planning. This is consistent with our ambition to be exemplary in our practice of co-creating research projects with the stakeholders and beneficiaries of the research.   

As part of this commitment the UEL Research Repository preserves and disseminates open access publications, research data, and theses created by members of the University of East London.  

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Research Ethics and Integrity

UEL is a signatory to the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, 2019.  The commitments within the Concordat call on universities, research institutes and individual researchers to ensure that their work is underpinned by rigorous high standards. All employers of researchers must produce an Annual Statement on how they are meeting the requirements of the Concordat which is presented to the institution’s governing body. You can find UEL’s Annual Statement here:  

Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Research Support

Comprehensive support for research is provided by the Office for Postgraduates, Research and Engagement.  

The Research and Development Support (ReDS) team provides a range of support for the development of grant funding applications for research and consultancy and post award grant management. 

Email  reds@uel.ac.uk  to contact our Research and Development Support (ReDS)  team.

Researcher Development Programme

The Researcher Development Programme provides workshops, development sessions and network activities to support UEL researchers in their professional development. The programme is co-ordinated by the Office for Postgraduates, Research and Engagement with sessions delivered by academics and professional services staff from across the university and by a wider group of external stakeholders. Sessions include grant writing, research ethics, data management, networking, interdisciplinary approaches and public and community engagement.  

Public and Community Engagement

Our approach to public and community engagement starts with communities, to tune into the challenges and the potential here in east London and globally and to build platforms for engagement around the issues which affect our communities and where we can contribute to positive impact.  

We have established a Community Consultation Group to steer our public and community engagement activity and approaches. Email civic.engagement@uel.ac.uk to connect with our public and community engagement team.