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)

Also see the UK Research & Innovation conflicts of interest policy (PDF) - external link.

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.

Energy policy

NERC energy policy (PDF, 273KB)

Environmental policy

NERC environmental policy (PDF, 231KB)

Equality & diversity policy

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

Counter fraud & bribery policy

If you wish to raise any concerns or report suspected cases of fraud please contact .

UK Research & Innovation counter fraud and bribery policy (PDF) - external link

Good research conduct & research integrity

Good research conduct & research integrity (PDF, 108KB)

Modern slavery & human trafficking

Also see the UK Research & Innovation policy on Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking - external link.


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.