All our practitioners must observe, respect and protect the rights of their fellow participants and ensure that those rights can always be exercised to their fullest extent. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland maintains Ethics Policies governing Research and Performance (available below), and regularly convenes an Ethics Committee to oversee continuous good practice.

RCS is committed to the maintenance of the highest ethical standards in all activity carried out in its name or with its support. This includes work undertaken by external researchers using RCS staff or students as participants. If you are intending to draw on the RCS community in this way, please contact the Ethics Committee ( for clearance in advance.

Through its Outcome Agreement with the Scottish Funding Council, the Conservatoire has signed up to the principles of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, showing our institutional commitment to ensuring research work at the Conservatoire is underpinned by the highest standards of rigour and integrity. Information on our work to support research integrity and good research practice can be found in our Annual Statement on Research Integrity.

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