NERC policies

Animals in research

MRC, BBSRC, NERC, Wellcome Trust and NC3Rs common set of principles for using animals in research:

Responsibility in the use of animals in bioscience research (PDF, 4.5MB)

Conflict of interests policy

NERC policy on conflict of interests for members of NERC boards, advisory groups and peer review panels (PDF, 69KB)

Data policies

NERC's data policy details our commitment to support the long-term management of environmental data and also outlines the roles and responsibilities of all those involved in collecting and managing environmental data.

Environmental policy

This policy is currently being reviewed.

Equality & diversity policy

NERC is committed to equality and diversity as an employer, as a decision maker and as a funder.

Ethics policy

NERC ethics policy (PDF, 176KB)

Questions about ethics (PDF, 10KB) - arising from our activities

Good research conduct & research integrity

Good research conduct & research integrity (PDF, 76KB)

Modern slavery & human trafficking

Modern slavery & human trafficking statement for April 2016 - March 2017 (PDF, 71KB)


NERC's policy on charging fees under the Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations and Data protection Act provides details on when charges may be made for information. NERC's records management policy outlines the framework for managing our records. Both of these policies are available on the transparency page.