Governance

The University endeavours to conduct its affairs with integrity and openness and to the highest ethical standards, and has developed a number of governance policies designed to ensure that:

  • Its decision making processes are transparent
  • Any potential conflicts of interest are identified
  • Possible malpractice can be reported and investigated openly and objectively.

Policy on Anti-corruption and Bribery

Policy on Anti-corruption and Bribery

The policy on anti-corruption and bribery outlines a description of bribery, what is acceptable in terms of gifts and hospitality, the facilitation of payments and kickbacks and donations.

Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Policy

This policy gives an overview of how data protection applies to all University staff, how data protection applies to their day to day work and areas of data protection that they must be aware of.

Freedom of Information Act Policy

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the provisions of the FOIA and EIR are adhered to.

Public Interest Disclosure Policy

Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Policy

The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Policy has been devised to enable individuals to raise concerns at an appropriate level and is in line with the legal requirements contained within the Public Interest Disclosure Act.

Statement of Policy and Procedures of Disclosure of Interest

Statement of Policy and Procedures of Disclosure of Interest

The University’s policy is to encourage and foster external activities whilst ensuring that when conflicts or perceived conflicts of interest arise they are acknowledged and disclosed, and in relevant cases, properly managed.

Policy and Code of Practice Regarding Freedom of Speech

Policy and Code of Practice Regarding Freedom of Speech

An outline of the University's duties to secure freedom of speech within the law under Section 43 of the Education Act (1986) and to ensure that it meets the requirements of Section 26(1) of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Policy on Research-related Equipment

Policy on Research-related Equipment

Equipment which has been purchased from funds received under the terms of an external grant or contract to the University may be subject to particular conditions.

Authorised Signatory Policy

Authorised Signatory Policy

The Authorised Signatory Policy outlines the post holders given authority to sign research and research related forms and contracts on behalf of the University of Liverpool.